Okay, in fairness, I should have posted about this a week ago, but I've been a little busy with everyone in my family contracting COVID before getting it myself. Before I signed with my agent, I turned the first few pages of my novel in to be judged for a contest. The other day, not… Continue reading Kayla’s up for an Award!
I know most of you probably already read the news from Becky's one year anniversary post, but I've finally had some time to sit down and write about it myself! I have a literary agent, and I could not be happier. It's been quite a journey so far, and I still have a long way… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: I have an agent!
This week started out a little rough. My baby was sick, my writing time was limited, and sleep wasn't happening. Yesterday, however, I woke up to an email from one of my dream agents. She not only requested my full manuscript, but she gave me notes on how to improve the 50 pages she'd already… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: Update July 7, 2021
Hey everyone! First of all, I'm sorry to have missed a Saturday Book Sale post, but I've been a little bit busy. As you probably know, I'm a theatre director and English teacher in a high school, and this past week I made a very difficult decision that I'm not quite ready to share with… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: #PitDark Update
Hey everyone! Today I'm participating in Twitter's #PitDark in hopes of stirring up some agent-interest. This Twitter pitch contest is a little different from #KissPitch. For one thing, you can post a tweet every hour. Also, there are more people involved in this one. I've already gotten a whole bunch of retweets, and gained more… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: May 20, 2021
HI everyone! I'm back with another update about my journey into becoming a traditionally published author. Last week I went to my first writer's conference since college and I had a blast. It was the SanDiego Writer's Workshop, which was totally digital this year, and I'm quite grateful for that. I had my query letter… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: May 18, 2021
So, today I'm pitching my novel for kiss pitch, and I'm nervous only because I have very little Twitter experience. If you follow the blog on social media, you know we are active everywhere except Twitter. It's honestly kind of sad. That said, I'm trying my best to be an active participant, supporting my fellow… Continue reading Kayla Talks Twitter Pitches
Well gang, I just got my second rejection letter from an agent who'd read my manuscript. I'm going to share it here, but I'm not sharing the agent's name. I'm super grateful that she took the time to read it, so I'm not here to complain. I did, however, promise to be transparent in my… Continue reading Author’s Journey: April 21, 2021
Hey everyone! I know I promised to share my query letter, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. Now, I tend to use a "bonding open," as recommended by Kathy Ver Eecke in her Get a Book Deal 101 digital course. Since I don't want to list any agents names here on the blog,… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: April 2, 2021
Hi friends! I'm back with a promised update. I recently had a fantastic professional editor go over my manuscript, so I'm once again making edits while waiting to hear back from agents. Wish me luck! I wanted to take today to share some resources I've found invaluable in finding and querying agents. Now, there are… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: March 31, 2021