Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Inspiring Success Stories

I have officially become a lurker. I've been stopping by blogs, reading what you have to say, and leaving without commenting. Blasphemous, I know....If it helps, I feel guilty about it. In my very weak defense, most of my perusing has been on my iPhone, which makes commenting impossible. Let's blame Apple, shall we? (Certainly this has nothing to do with user error). Why Apple, when the iPhone can do so much, is blog commenting difficult?

In my prowling, however, I've come across some people with wonderful news. I thought this month might be a good month for a few success stories. If you don't know these people already, follow them.  They are wonderful, knowledgeable, and perfect people to secretly stalk visit:

Amy Sonnichsen at The Green Bathtub
Amy just sold her book, RED BUTTERFLY, to S&S

Dahlia Adler at The Daily Dahlia
Dahlia sold one book, changed agents (after multiple offers of rep)
AND she'll be blogging about it this month

Go visit them and be inspired. I GUARANTEE both of these authors have big writing careers ahead of them.

Happy IWSG Day! 


  1. Kimberly! Good to hear from you. Lurker. But you're not the only one who says commenting from an iPhone is difficult.
    Hope we see you around more. You've been missed.

  2. Uh-oh. I shudder to say, I'm more a lurker than a commenter. I blame it on my introverted nature... :-) I am trying to get better though, so there's that...

    Thanks for the new blogs to check out!

  3. I used to be a lurker a long time ago. Too bad it's hard to leave comments on your phone. Hope you'll let us know you stopped by soon.

  4. I can be guilty of lurking sometimes, particularly when I don't have too much time available. It just can't be helped, sometimes.

  5. Lol! We'll forgive your lurking. :)
    Congratulations to these two! I love hearing good news. :)

  6. I know that I only just found you during the A to Z (and your move), but I have been hoping that you would be back in the Blogosphere soon. I was so happy to see your posting here today. Hopefully your Lurking will lead to Posting and Commenting. Fingers crossed:)

    Hope all is well with you!

  7. STOP lurking! :-P

    Congrats to Amy and Dahlia. I love hearing success stories for those who are patient!

  8. I've been so short on time and energy lately, I've been scrolling through lists of posts and only choosing a few based on the title. You had a good title. :)

  9. That is great news-- thanks for sharing.

  10. I was excited when I saw both their news. What I love even more is that they left the one agent and their next agent sold their new book. I've seen this happen before. It always makes me smile.

    1. Ha, well, actually in my case it was my first agent who sold my books, but I'm certainly hoping my new agent will do the same soon ;)

  11. I lurk while on my iPhone too, usually off links I've come across on Twitter. And it's okay; reading and gleaning info is important also. :-)

  12. Hi, stranger; so nice to see you blogging!! And thank you so much!!

  13. So excited for Amy!

    Good to see you, Kimberly! :D

  14. I lurk, too! Glad to see you back :) And there are such great news in the blog/twitter world this week. I know two other people who just got agented!

  15. HI, Kimberly,

    How are you? How's the house coming along? I hope you're all settled in by now...

    Whenever you're ready for a trip back into the city, I'd still love to meet you for coffee and a writerly chat! Hope all is well....

  16. I agree with you about the iPhone making commenting on blogs a pain. That's one of the things I don't like about it.
    And I lurk sometimes too, so I totally understand. :)