Haiku Friday – Magic & Hope

12 Jan

Hi everyone! A warm welcome to my blog!

Since last year, I’ve been saying that I have a strong feeling that 2018 is going to be a great year for me. Well, so far I’ve had a great start to the new year. I mentioned earlier this week that the Rave Reviews Book Club had selected me as “Spotlight” Author for the month of January, which is amazing! It’s going great! I’m having a lot of fun in the “Spotlight”. The RRBC “Spotlight” Author Blog Tour is still going on and you can follow the line-up of blogs hosting me, here. Please visit some of these blogs and say hello.

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My new release, The Fall of Lilith has received several great reviews this year, already! I’m extremely grateful to all of you who have read and reviewed the book. Thank you so much! You can read some of these wonderful reviews, here.

I have several goals for this year and two of these goals have to do with writing, so I really have to hunker down and get to work. I’m going to be ruthless about protecting my writing time this year.

This is my “Spotlight” Author schedule for the month:

Blog Tour: 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

“Bring On The Spotlight” Radio Show: 1/18/18

“Who’s On The Shelf?” Interview: 1/25/18

“SPOTLIGHT” Support Day: 1/29/18

* I’ll announce the different events and give more details, as we get closer to the dates.

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Illustration “Dragon Writer” by Andrew Ferez (25kartinok – DeviantART)

Some wondrous moments

appear like wishful dreams

carrying magic

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Illustration by Luis Royo (Dreams Collection)


“I believe we each make our own magic. It’s great to have hopes and dreams, but dreams only come true if we’re true to ourselves. To achieve our goals we’ve got to do more than hope. Hope works, if we do.” 

~Vashti Q

Magic and Hope are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

29 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Magic & Hope”

  1. John W. Howell January 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Great job on the prompt, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jacquie Biggar January 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    Congrats on being chosen as author of the month, Vashti! RRBC is so wonderfully supportive. You’re right, without hope we have nothing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Jacquie! Yes, the RRBC is an amazing community of wonderfully kind, and supportive people. I’m so glad I joined. Thank you for coming by and have a great Friday and weekend! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Elizabeth January 12, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    Congrats Vashti, such great news! Completely agreed with you, we need to do our part as welll!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

      Hello Elizabeth! I’m so glad we’re on the same page! Too many people think they can just sit around, hoping and dreaming and things will happen. We need to work for everything we want, our goals are too important to leave to chance. 😉 Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Michael January 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Enjoying your book by the way 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

      Yay! I just did my “Happy Dance”! Thanks so much for reading! I’m so happy you’re enjoying it. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Annette Rochelle Aben January 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    Congrats on receiving such support for you and your terrific book! Well deserved, indeed. You are the living proof of your haiku’s focus. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank you, my friend! You say the sweetest and most encouraging things. Thank you! And guess what? Your book, Go You is one of my secret weapons for 2018! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Kester James Finley January 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Congrats on being selected as Spotlight Author of the Month, you truly deserve to shine! 😀 Here’s to 2018 and a marvelously successful year! Much love and support, V and thank you for everything you bring and contribute to our community!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

      Hello, my friend! Thank you so much for the kind words and wishes. You know I love supporting you and I appreciate all the support you’ve shown me too. I’ve become so close to many of the members of the RRBC and you must know you’re one of my darlings. 😉 Let’s make 2018 the best year ever! ❤

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  7. Kester James Finley January 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Angry Scribbler.

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  8. lizziechantree January 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    Congratulations Vashti. I read and reviewed your book and it’s fabulous.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Lizzie! That’s amazing! Thank you very much for reading and reviewing, The Fall of Lilith! Where did you post the review? I’ve been looking on Amazon but didn’t see it. I’m so excited to read it! That reminds me, I’m also thrilled to introduce you to my friends here on Monday! Yay!


  9. olganm January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Great poem and well done, Vashti! I hope all your dreams come true this year.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

      Hi Olga! Aw, thank you, my friend. You’re so sweet! I hope all your dreams come true this year too! Have a lovely weekend! ❤


  10. Mukhamani January 13, 2018 at 4:19 am #

    Congratulations for getting great reviews 😊
    Liked your Haiku. Regards

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 13, 2018 at 11:02 pm #

      Thank you very much, Mukhamani! I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. All the best! 😀 xx


  11. yvettemcalleiro January 13, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    I enjoy all of your haikus. 🙂 I’m also trying to create dedicated writing time in every day, though it’s proving to be quite a feat. :-/

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    • Vashti Q January 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

      Hi Yvette! Aw, thank you very much. That makes me very happy. It is tough! But I’ve already warned my husband, family and friends that I’m going to be ruthless about protecting my writing time. Let’s see if that works. 😉 xx

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  12. Annika Perry January 14, 2018 at 5:19 am #

    Vashti, congratulations on being Author of the month and enjoy the tour! Busy times. I adore your magic and hope haiku…wonderful and illuminating!😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 15, 2018 at 9:25 am #

      Hello Annika! I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku. That’s wonderful! Thank you very much! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  13. robbiesinspiration January 22, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

    How thrilling, Vashti. I am so pleased for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 23, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

      I’ve had a wonderful start to 2018 and I’m going to maintain a positive attitude throughout the year, so that more good things may come. 😉 Thank you, Robbie! Wishing you all the best! ❤

      Liked by 1 person


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