Celebrating the Milestones

Layne Jamespublishing book16 Comments

Hi friends,

Happy Monday!

We wanted to give you a head’s up that after some mad editing skills from Courtney (thanks, Courtney!) we have officially submitted our first manuscript to a few agents. We FaceTimed each other as we each hit send on our very first email submission and are excited about the agent list we curated.

This morningย I bought some “champagne” to celebrate. I misguidedly purchased the sparkling wine with the obnoxious, vibrant pattern because I thought I should look festive. We may look like we’re celebrating, but let’s be honest-when is orange bubbly a good idea? (I didn’t know it would be orange!)

And yes, you can judge me for drinking cheap orange celebratory drink at noon on a Monday. But life is short, people. Why not?

So where do we go from here?

That’s a great question.

From here looks like waiting and more waiting.

Agents get piles of submissions every week so for most of them the response time is 4-12 weeks.


In the meantime, we’ll be editing our second book (and crossing all our fingers and all our toes.)

We’ll keep you posted. Thanks for following us on this journey.



16 Comments on “Celebrating the Milestones”

    1. Thanks Em for being such a great supporter of our dreams and for offering to watch Carsen so I can write. You are a dear friend!

  1. I like that you immediately returned to work and with an adult beverage in hand. Congratulations on this great leap!

    1. DP, you know it! On a Monday no less. (Oops.)
      Thanks for being such an AMAZING mentor, DP. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I wouldn’t be here without you!

  2. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!! I am just OVER THE MOON EXCITED for you girls!!!

    And Linds… I couldn’t be prouder – knowing you from such a young age and watching you now as a wife, a mom, getting to be your friend… being able to celebrate your milestones with you; coming alongside you in adversity, helping our dearest friends through tragedies that we never imagined we’d witness this early in life…

    and yet…

    here you are writing books, with Layne; another creative wonder. You.two.are.amazing!!! I Cannot WAIT to read your words!!!!

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