Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Writer Wednesday: Taking Time to Say Thank You

I had a very different post planned for today, but that will have to wait until next week because this is too important for me not to post immediately. I have to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who stops by my blog each week. Thank you to everyone who reads my books. Thank you to everyone who promotes my work. Thank you to everyone I've met along my writing career.

Why am I so thankful today? Because yesterday this happened:
This can't happen without those people—without you. It's not a secret that my goal is to make the NYT bestseller list. Sometimes I get so caught up in that dream that I forget to stop and look at my journey so far. This is my third ribbon on Amazon. Now Stalked by Death, Touch of Death, and The Monster Within have all gotten ribbons (two golds and a bronze). Am I a NYT bestseller? No, but that's okay. I'll keep reaching for that goal, but in the meantime, I'm really happy with what I have accomplished. 

So thank you, because I couldn't be here without you. Without your encouragement and support. If I could wrap you all in a hug right now, I would. Since I can't, I'm sending virtual hugs and an invitation to call on me any time you need. I'm always here to support all of you as well.

38 comments:

  1. That's wonderful about the numbers and sales yesterday. You've picked up more readers for your series.

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    1. That's my hope. New readers would be great! :)

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  2. Wow Kelly, I'm so happy for you! :) Keep up your great writing!

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  3. YAY! Congratulations. Do you watch the Amazon rankings obsessively like I do? I'm so happy for you! This will give you more visibility as people are shopping around, looking for things to read.

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    1. Yes, I do! At least yesterday I did. ;) Visibility is so important, isn't it?

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  4. #1!! Woohoo! I had a feeling you would hit it after I saw your rankings early last night. I'm so happy for you. Talk about the journey, since I connected with you through SheWrites years ago now, we've both met such talented and wonderful writers. I get butterflies seeing any of their work on the best-seller lists, and it's no different with you. Much congratulations, Kelly, truly.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Yes, I've met so many great writers and sharing this journey is great. :)

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  5. so well deserved! HUGE congrats to you!!

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  6. Congratulations Kelly! Your hard work and determination - not to mention excellent writing - will take you the rest of the way, I'm sure! Bravo !!

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  7. Congratulations Kelly. You'll make it!

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  8. Congratulations, Kelly. You have done it.

    Wish you all the best for more ! ! !

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  9. Awesome news!! Like Beth said, totally deserving!

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  10. Congratulations! What a wonderful post! Always important to stop and see what has been accomplished so far. :) So happy for you.

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  11. Congratulations! I hear so many good things about your books, and can't wait to read for myself sometime. :)

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    1. Thank you, Shelley. I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  12. Yes!
    Oh, and you are so welcome. I appreciate the thoughtful way you have always chosen to interact with every one of us...

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    1. I love interacting with everyone. You guys keep me going.

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  13. Congratulations! So exciting and well deserved. Keep up the good work. You'll get there.

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  14. Congratulations on all the ribbons, Kelly! Thank you, too, for being a part of my writing life.

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    1. Thanks, Claudine! I'm so glad we've connected and get to support each other. :)

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