Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How, oh how...

Did you find me? The older I get, the nosier I get. And I am trying to perfect this working writer thing. The busier I get the more I want to understand some of the ins and outs of being the best writer I can be and I also want to understand you the reader. So...that leads me to a very important question. How did you find me and my humble books?

Did you see one of my covers and like it? Read one of my short stories? Did a friend recommend me? Did we speak on Twitter and then you bought a book? Did you fall bass ackwards into me the way I have stumbled over some of my favorite writers?

I am very curious and the input will help me work better and smarter and maybe even be *more* productive (though I think I might disintegrate if I do that).

I'd love it if you'd share and if you are a super shy type, of course you area always welcome to email me at hot4sommer [at] yahoo [dot] com. Thank you in advance! Your input and the fact that you read me at all--even if it's just this little blog of mine--is a huge honor.

XOXO
Sommer

17 comments:

  1. Bass ackwards would be a good description. The first thing of yours I read was almost certainly a short story in a Cleis Press anthology, although I couldn't say with any certainty which one. I can tell you which one first stood out, though, advertising loud and clear that this woman gets it, making me take note of your name and seek out other writing of yours. That would be "In the Corner", in the Yes, Sir anthology.

    Then we spoke on Twitter, and I tripped over your blog, right about the time you were posting Wanderlust last summer.

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  2. Somehow, I came into the middle of Wanderlust. While there were things about the plot that would typically make me abandon the story right away, I stayed around and read the whole thing (and enjoyed it). I've hung around since then.

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  3. Excellent :) thanks so much, to both of you, for commenting!

    Now i have to go read that story, CJ. LOL

    XOXO
    S

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  4. ROFL at having to track down your own story. It was a prime example of grabbing the reader by the hair and throwing them headfirst into a great story.

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  5. I am pretty sure it was a link on Kristina Lloyd's blog.

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  6. CJ, I write so much, that when someone mentions a story from a bit ago that they liked, I like to go back and read it to see why. Even though reading my own work in print makes me very uncomfortable. I break that rule just to satisfy my curiosity :)

    Thanks, Joan. I love when people find me from another writer's link list. And I love it when they find new writers via mine!

    XOXO
    Sommer

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  7. I was in a bar drinking a beer when I came across you. I have not been able to put you down ever since that day.

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  8. And that, ladies and gents, is the man right there. Say hi ;)

    XOXO
    Sommer
    p.s. heh. you said came across me. ;)~

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  9. It was your short story Decorations in Best Women's Erotica 2009 that led me to your blog,and then on to all the other wonderful things you have written. Keep writing so I can keep filling up my Kindle.

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  10. Ah, Emma, Decorations was my first time in BWE, which seals it in my personal history as a very special story. And than you so much for your comment! I hope to fill up your Kindle for a long time. And hey! That came out way dirtier than intended ;)

    CJ, I have passed your wave on. Then we got distracted and now my hair is a mess and my cheeks are flushed. Thanks a lot! ... NO really, thanks ;)

    XOXO
    S

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    1. ROFL! You're welcome. ;-)

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  12. I stumbled across you by lurking on twitter and checking to see what known to me authors were reading/following.

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  13. I found you through Willsin Rowe...somehow. Can't remember the details.

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  14. Sort of a long story - I met Dayle Dermatis (Sarah Dale) at Styxfest in 2007, she pointed me to Alison Tyler's blog, and lo and behold, there you were in all your shining glory in her blog role. I've been hooked ever since then.

    *waves* Hi Mr. Summer! :P

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  15. Carla, lurkers are always welcome and appreciated around here :)

    Sara, I'll have to thank Willsin Rowe. He is an all around good guy, isn't he? Thanks for visiting/commenting!

    I didn't know that, Angell! That is so cool. Styx, Dayle Dermatis, Alison Tyler and...me? Can't go wrong with that scenario ;)

    XOXO
    Sommer

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