Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How I Landed a Book Contract at 16-Years-Old

It wasn’t my goal to become a “teenage author”; I simply had the desire to use my teen years wisely. I knew time was valuable, and if I could go ahead and begin to pursue my passion, then wouldn’t that mean I could have a head start by the time I graduated high school?

So, during the summer between my 8th grade and 9th grade year, I decided to take writing more seriously. I wanted to study the craft and devote hours into practicing it. I wanted to learn the ins and outs of the industry—how a book was published. Writing would no longer remain simply a hobby.  

I didn’t realize, however, that my efforts would result in a publishing contract…

{Continue reading at Teen Author's Journal}

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