if i wrote a novel

I try to be genuine and authentic in my online outlets, and part of what helps is connecting with a community of others who are trying to do the same. So, along with some other ladies, I'm joining Brave Love to do a "blog-tember" challenge for September. (Similar to when I joined The Nester in the 31 Days writing initiative last October.) Basically, I'm just collaborating with a group of ladies to follow prompts and see where the stories go.  To begin, today's idea is to share your "About the Author." If you wrote a novel, what kind of book would it be? What would the "About the Author" say about you?

Today marks the start of a new month, and really, a new season. Blogging can feel like a vacuum. It’s easy to forget there are real people behind the keyboards, real hearts behind the screens. I try to be genuine and authentic in my online outlets, and part of what helps is connecting with a community of others who are trying to do the same.

So, along with some other ladies, I’m joining Brave Love to do a “blog-tember” challenge for September. (Similar to when I joined The Nester in the 31 Days writing initiative last October.) Basically, I’m just collaborating with a group of ladies to follow prompts and see where the stories go. (If you’re new here, hayyy!)

I try to be genuine and authentic in my online outlets, and part of what helps is connecting with a community of others who are trying to do the same. So, along with some other ladies, I'm joining Brave Love to do a "blog-tember" challenge for September. (Similar to when I joined The Nester in the 31 Days writing initiative last October.) Basically, I'm just collaborating with a group of ladies to follow prompts and see where the stories go.  To begin, today's idea is to share your "About the Author." If you wrote a novel, what kind of book would it be? What would the "About the Author" say about you?To begin, today’s idea is to share your “About the Author.” If you wrote a novel, what kind of book would it be? What would the “About the Author” say about you?

First of all, I rarely read fiction. It’s just not my thang. I minored in English, but I find myself drawn to memoirs more than novels. Part of that is because when I crack open a fiction book, I become weird about it. I get all speed-ready and obsessed and bizarrely upset if I don’t finish the last sentence of the epilogue in two days. I also find myself getting unabashedly attached to characters and WHY DID SHE DO THAT and WHAT HAPPENS NOW? (I did this on vacation. God bless my husband for listening to me wax poetic as I dissected plot twists and unhealthfully fixated on the author’s choice to MANIPULATE MY FEELINGS.)

Moving on.

If I penned a novel, it’d probably be a fictionalization of my life highlighting all the hilarious hijinks I find myself in. I’d get super hyped on coffee and let the cast of crazy characters in my life find their way onto the pages. It’d be a first-person narrative that would weave a funny but heartwarming tale while really letting my neuroses shine. Readers (let’s be honest, FANS) obviously would totally be picketing for MORE, MORE, MORE!

Or something. Whatever. I’ve never thought about it before. Ever.

What would my “About the Author” say?

I have a degree in magazine journalism with minors in sociology and English. Storytelling is my jam. I’ve been a newspaper journalist and magazine staff writer, and I’m now a happy mama of two boys. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)

It’d probably be witty + whimsical + all the wonderful things writers wish to be.

And then I’d write and rewrite 500 bios in third person and out of exasperation end up with something like this: Kayla girl. Kayla married. Two kids. Uses words. Coffee. Likes stuff. Showers sometimes. God is good.

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4 thoughts on “if i wrote a novel

  1. i love how you put your together. i did basically the same. i wrote sentence after sentence in thrid person (which i have to say is quite awkward to write in) and hated it for probably an hour and a half. then i decided SCREW IT and i just wrote whatever…i’ll do better on the next post.

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