I’ve been very busy since summer began hiring book promoters, making final revisions to Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets so the manuscript can go to the formatter, and having an official author photo taken. (I’m not really complaining. I’m lucky!)
Sometimes, when I get too caught up in the have-to-do’s, or if I’ve hit a brick wall, I glance at these three quotes near my writer’s desk. Today, I’m sharing them with you:
- “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” –William Arthur Ward
- “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” –John Bingham, aka “The Penguin”
- “The people I love the best/ Jump into work head first/ Without dallying in the shadows/ And swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight./ They seem to become natives of the elements,/ The black sleek heads of seals/ Bouncing like half-submerged balls/ . . . .” –Marge Piercy, the first of four stanzas from her poem, “To Be of Use”
So get a clue, Readers: Do you have an inspirational quote or activity that propels you when you need a push in the right direction? If you’d like to share some of them with me, please contact me through this newsletter, or via my website at http://sherrilljoseph.com/contact. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!