|6 years ago|
|16 days ago|
|5 years ago|
|Kelly Baugh (Kelly)|
|After minoring in writing at Taylor University, I spent the next six years working with a humanitarian aid/missions organization. I was a part of different projects in the countries of Nepal, Morocco, Texas (believe me, Texas is its own country!), Belgium and Kosovo. While working within these different locations, I wrote various articles and blurbs for the organization's publications and marketing materials.
While in Kosovo and after coming back to America, I also did freelance web editing/writing for many different websites. Then my writing slowed down for a few years with the addition of two little ones to my household; however, it gave me a chance to think about what I'd really like to write. My answer: fiction.
After completing my first manuscript, I found the wonderful resource of Northern Colorado Writers. I joined one of its critique groups and feel I've learned more as a writer in eight short months than all my prior years of writing put together. I was excited to participate in a recent Open Mic Night and honored to win first place, along with Diana Holguin-Balogh.
Now I'm beginning the daunting task of scouting out agents and publishers for my first book, an inspirational women's fiction piece called "A Gentle Shade of Gray", and learning that you never really have a "final" draft.
Fortunately, I've got my second manuscript to turn to when I'm feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of the publishing industry. I'm looking forward to a research trip to the Deep South so I can add some fun details to my newest book.
|Fiction and nonfiction|
|Miss You Once Again|
|I'm close to finishing the final edits on my first novel "A Gentle Shade of Gray." It's an inspirational women's fiction piece and I'm hoping to begin pitching it to agents in the next few months. I'm also working on my second manuscript, the bulk of which was written during the 2011 November NaNoWriMo event.|
|I'm a former non-fiction writer jumping into the exciting world of fiction. As a native of Fort Collins, Colorado, my writing features women who embody the independent Spirit of the West despite whatever drama Life has thrown their way.|