Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sheesh ... Is She Still Talking About That Damn Novel?











Yes - I'm still talking about that damn novel.

And ... I am still over here writing away - day and night, night and day.

I am 48,600 words into Book4 and almost done with this series (4 Books).

If you add up all the words I have written, over the past five months, it would be somewhere around 273,000 words at this point. That is a lot of WORDS! Who would have thought I had so many words?

I am excited and sad to be nearing the end of this series. I have grown really attached to Laney and her friends and am sad to reach the end of her story. I have considered branching out a second series about Laney, but am undecided as of yet. I have another book (series) idea I am planning to write next and then I might go back and revisit Laney.

I am in the process of re-editing Book1 again (for the last time) and within the next couple of weeks I plan to seriously pursue looking for an agent. I have a few literary agents in mind that I would love to work with, but I am not so naive as to believe that I will actually be so lucky as to attract the interest of the agent of my dreams. I will be lucky to just get an agent to agree to read my manuscript.

I am super excited about these novels. I have thoroughly enjoyed telling Laney's story and truly think it is a YA series that girls would enjoy. I have had several people read the first three books and have had very positive feedback and lots of helpful advise.
I know that the odds of ever actually seeing these books in print is like a catrillion to one, but I am doing everything in my power to make it happen. I've read some pretty crappy books that made it to print, surely I have just as good a shot at publication as anyone else.



17 comments:

~Jamie said...

I most definitely have faith in this series!

I can't wait to read book 4! I think you will definitely see it in print--and I will tell everyone I read it before it was published!

LOL

Betsy said...

I really can't wait to see them in print! I really can't wait to read them!!

Kel said...

That is awesome and I'm so excited for you. I bet they will be best sellers! :)
~K

Jessica said...

Oh man! I am just so excited for you, Kellan! That is wonderful and I can't wait to read your books!!!

Andrea said...

YES, you have a great shot!

I totally can understand your mixed feelings about coming to the end of a series. It's just the same for the readers -- we want to see how it all ends but at the same time, we just want it to go on f-o-r-e-v-e-r!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

If they don't make it to print, I will eat my shorts!

Seriously!

Anonymous said...

I'm wishing you the best of luck, Kellan! Writing IS very time consuming, but the rewards of seeing your words in print~awesome!

S. N. Crowe

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, what an accomplishment to even be in this phase Kellan!

Jaina said...

I hope you get them published...I can't wait to read them. :)

OHmommy said...

Im so proud of you and very inspired. I can't wait to follow you on this journey of getting published. WTG!

Jen said...

I, for one, am completely enjoying the journey! (I'm living vicariously through you, in a way). I really hope all your dreams come true, Kellan!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

You surely have just as good a shot. And if it's as entertaining as your blog, you're in. Best of luck!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Even if it never gets published you will still have accomplished something many people only dream of doing.

Brenda said...

Have you contacted any publishers? When will you decide about an agent? Get on it girl! I'm ready to purchase the books for my granddaughters.

Aleta said...

You have to publish the books. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, because it's killing your blogger friends not know read it- so publish soon please!!

Chris said...

From one aspiring writer, who does nothing about it, to one who finally put pen to paper (figuratively speaking, I suppose) I say congratulations, with your personality and talent I think you're going places. I'll buy the first copy of any book with your name on it!

JCK said...

Go for it, Kellan! This is very exciting.