Daily Quote


I want to be Holly Lisle. My goal is to finish writing a book and publish in 2019. Sounds huge, doesn’t it? Or maybe I am letting my shoulder devil speak too loudly. I can no longer listen to the devil. Instead, I am defying words of caution and heading where I have never been. I concocted a half-baked plan, stirred up a healthy dose of determination and know 2019 is my year.

I am audacious, shooting for stars. As Emily says:

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies—

The Heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King—

Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886

What is your 2019 audacious goal?
Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

13 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. You can do it! Remember those gifts of inspiration , editing, and the other 2 bottles that you had given to you! 🙂
    I wish you the best, publishing a book is hard work but sooo exciting when you hold the book in your hands for the first time!! 🙂

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  2. oh I so love Emily D! she lived just within a tiny secluded space yet her mind wandered far, my goal would be to write like her I think, not so much the getting published but to write with depth and meaning. I wish you all the very best on your goals and the constraints you have set yourself, anything is achievable Jo and i know you of all people can do it!

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  3. Are you thinking self-publish or the whole agent route. Both seem to be exhausting, but I only have experience with self-publishing. On my first book, the elapsed time from when I called myself done and when I had a book in hand was 4 months. Edit, rewrite, edit some more, format, proof. I thought my wife was going to leave me. So, I guess I’m saying, leave yourself plenty of time on the end. And Good Luck!

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    • Hey, Jeff, Yes, I am thinking the self-publishing route. And the 3-4 months is what I have been seeing as a recommendation. Good to know that is what you experienced. I have started a bit of the project, but Step One is to get all the writing done. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the encouragement. 💕😊💕

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