Stalk Me

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7 thoughts on “Stalk Me

  1. I just want to tell you not to worry about those nasty reviews and that I absolutely LOVE your books. I am so stoked for book 3!!! You’re doing a wonderful job on these books and I find them very intriguing and once I start reading them, I can’t put them down. These books are really good! I saw your twitter post and just wanted to let you know 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your words of kindness and for reading! I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed TLR series so far. I’m actually finishing up the last couple of chapters tonight, which means I won’t be sleeping any. 😉
      I’m hoping to have edits and revisions done by this week, and then it’ll be off to some of my beta readers before it hits the publisher.
      I’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as I have an estimated time of release.
      Make sure to check out Apryl Baker’s “mycrazzycorner” in the meantime, where people will be posting book extras all throughout April. There’s gonna be lots of cool stuff! My spotlight will be April 15th. 🙂

  2. This is a very cool website! I’m very impressed by your work. My name is Sana Malik and I’m in your mother’s Psychology class. I would like to ask you a few questions about the publishing process as I have written a book. This is my mom’s email.
    Thank you!

    1. Hello Sana,

      So you’ve written your first book. What now? First and foremost, I can tell you that there is no easy way to get published, nor is there a simple answer to what you are looking for.

      I was seventeen when I finally finished my first book, eighteen when I attempted the final step into getting it out on the market. I began my journey the same way many other aspiring authors do. After scouring self-help books and advice website after site, I started querying literary agencies.

      Traditionally, this is how the publishing process works. Find an agent to represent you and then try to convince one of the Big Six publishing houses that you have the next greatest thing. This, however, is not how it works for everyone.

      You might have noticed today that independently published authors (indies) are rapidly rising on the charts. Take Amy Bartol, one of my personal favorite indie authors. She started off publishing her works all on her own, using Amazon as her main platform. Today, she is signed with a more standard publishing house and is becoming more and more popular with every passing day. Or E.L. James, who got her start by writing Twilight fan-fic, before finally attempting to pave her own way in the literary industry. Look where she is now. (Not that I’m encouraging you to start writing soft porn, but you get where I’m going with this.) My point here is that thanks to modern technology, there is now more of an opportunity for aspiring writers than ever, if only they are willing to take matters into their own hands.

      As for me, I took a different route. After receiving over twenty rejections, I stumbled upon an agency and publishing house in one. An alternative means to independent publishing, if you will. This means of publishing is loosely similar to what Jennifer Armentrout did, another of my favorite authors. Today, she is signed with multiple publishing companies, including HarperCollins and HarlequinTeen. Although I am leagues from where I desire to eventually be, I still saw a chance and I took it.

      And in the end, that’s really what it’s all about.

      Being a writer–well, it’s not solely about the writing. It’s about being willing to take a chance. After everything is said and done, that’s the best advice I can give. Start researching agencies, publishing houses, whatever it is you need to do. By all means, though, don’t be discouraged when you get rejected, because you will. Even J.K. Rowling received over a dozen rejection letters for her manuscript of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s just part of the process.

      So what can I tell you about writing?

      Write, submit, get rejected, cry, write some more, submit again, and keep at it. Most importantly, though, of all the advice I can give you, never, not even for a second, doubt yourself.

      -K. Penington

      1. Oh my gosh thank you so much for responding!
        I never thought getting published would be easy, so your advice really helps me out with getting ready to accept rejection. My novel is also YA so hearing about your experience and reading your own advice gives me a great look into the possible future.
        I have written a querry letter (hopefully a decent one) and plan on sending twenty-five out by the end of tomorrow. I have a couple friends reading my book just for their opinion, since this will be aimed at young adults, and in all I just want my work as polished as it could possibly be.
        However, I have seen a picture on your Facebook that shows a manuscript and what seemed to be an editing process. So how exactly does the editing process go? And should I get a professional editor before even thinking of sending a manuscript? Or will the agent/publisher take it upon themselves to edit the book?
        I’ve edited my book but I do have a severe case of “oh jeez literally nothing is right”, so i feel that i need confirmation but is an editor an unnecessary step to take?
        Thank you so much for responding!

      2. Thank you so much for replying to me!
        I have taken your advice and I’m trying everything, beginning with that traditional way. I’ve sent some query letters and I’m going to send even more and see what happens. If all else fails, I’ll try the indie approach and continue to spread the knowledge of my novel.
        Being able to get your advice is amazing, as you are a successfully published author and experienced. I appreciate you giving your time to helping me with taking my first steps into the publishing world!
        Thanks again, and good luck to your books, now and to come!

  3. KL Penington,
    Your reply to this young writer is just one more reason why I think you are an amazing young writer. It is very evident that you care a great deal about other young people who share the same love as you.
    One day your name will be on the big screen. I have no doubt about this.

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