My name is Kelcie Scott, but I write under the pen name KJ Kindling (for a lot of reasons). I started writing my first book 2 years ago, and since then have finished the book and begun my publishing journey. I knew literally nothing about how to get a book published when I started trying to get my work out into the world. That was in February.
Now that we've hit July, I think it's safe to say that I still know next to nothing, but it's more than I did, and I'm happy to share everything I've learned with those who are interested, as well as keep you up to date with my publishing endeavors.
One thing I've done since the beginning though, is celebrate my rejections. Each time I get a rejection, I celebrate by doing a challenge suggested to me by my Facebook audience. I'm going to post them all here in links, but so far I've watched a sunset, made a pie for someone else, done a "not a victory" lap, read a lot of the book, 20 burpees, and so much more. I've submitted to 47 places, received 17 rejections, and done 13 challenges.
The fun is just beginning and I'd love for you to join.
I've had so many people reach out to me, asking if the book was published, and how they could support me. The biggest thing you can do for me right now is subscribe to my email list (under the subscribe tab). I promise I will never send you anything until the book is signed to a publishing house. Arcadia or Bust will be the only thing I send you emails on.
Thank you for your support, and thank you for reading. I'll never be able to express my gratitude that your time reading something that I wrote, even if it's just this blog post.