The dream of a writer; the reality of an author.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”~C. S. Lewis

I believe every person passes through numerous dreams and down many roads on the way to what they will finally become. For some of us we find the roadblocks, the forks in the road, the detours, and at times a dead end. I’ll be using several quotes from famous individuals today, as I am prone to do , however I also enjoy using quotes of my own.

“There is no such thing as being lost. We’re simply taking a more scenic route.”~Ronovan

I have taken many forks in the road in my life on the road to becoming an author. I’ve even sat stalled on the side of that road, but I always find my way back. Those moments of “adventure” add to the experiences my characters are able to struggle through or joy through.

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” ~Ayn Rand

Not having a good memory after the concussion, I’m not certain if I ever wanted to rule the world of writing. These days I like the sense of accomplishment when completing a novel and submitting it. Even those form rejections are okay these days. Rejections means I tried. Lots of rejections means I tried a lot.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”~Confucius

Having that memory problem and other health problems means it takes me a bit of time to complete things. I’ve had to re-read chapters to know what I was writing to begin with…short  term memory problems can be a bear for a writer. But just as time takes care of many things, makes many things better, and adds flavor, it also adds to what you can put into a project you are working on.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”~Norman Vincent Peale

When I wrote my romance, as a challenge to myself to write outside my comfort zone shortly after my accident, I didn’t know what I would do with it. I fussed over it for a time. Then recently with the downfall of my laptop I returned to reading that romance after some encouragement.

Not halfway through, I discovered I was an author. I read on the kindle screen a book. Not only a book, but a very good book. I was smiling and feeling along with the characters.

I am now working on that book and will not stop until it is in a state of submission, either through the mail or by headlock.

Time. There is nothing that can be successful without time. Even a race is won after hours and years of practice.

“Write what you know, but show what you feel.”~Ronovan


Much Respect

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

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Annette, Best Selling Author and More in first with Robin Red Breast. I know I didn’t come up with an overly original title but it pretty much fits this one.

Annette Rochelle Aben


Michigan’s State bird

A robin, feathered breast, red

Nesting in pine trees

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #59 Bird&Red

ronovan_writes_haiku_prompt_badge_autumn_2014Challenge #59

The rules are simple.

  • Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and three for the third, but you can use what you like. For syllable help visit
  • The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to for Synonym help.
  • Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. I will comment on your site. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put a link back to this prompt page, if you like within your post, as long as it does not take away from your haiku. This is simply a prompt and challenge to encourage people to try Haiku and give some a prompt and a place to share in comments so we can find each other. A link in your post does give others a chance to find us and join in. Use one of the two below if you like.
  • Ping back Link
  • Non Ping back Link
  • You may copy the badge/image appearing in this post and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.


The Challenge Words!

Bird & Red

(Words by my boy “B”. He said it would be impossible.)

My example:

AS the sun burns RED,

Hearts RISE from their MISERY,

LIKE LOVE on BIRD wings.

The two sentences should read as;

As the sun burns red, hearts rise from their misery.

Hearts rise from their misery like love on bird wings.

Much Love, Success, and Respect


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Prompt #Challenge Roundup #58

ueshibaClosing Haiku

As the week rises

My shackles will be broken

And I will be saved.

First in this week:

TJ Paris Aux armes, citoyens! Rise up! | La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin

Ritu Help & Bake Off Heats Heat | But I Smile Anyway…

Annette Rochelle Aben (Author, Radio Host.)

Mira forgive and forget | They, You and Me

Elizabeth Haiku: Rise and Save | teandpaper

Al Haiku Challenge – “Rise” & “Save” | Al The Author’s blog

Prakash Rise and Save – Haiku | Its PH

Janice Wisdom’s Gems & Conserving Daylight | Ontheland

Sue Vincent (Author & Dog Posession) Grace | Daily Echo Edit

Clarence Loons Song| PrairieChat

Denis1950 Save a Sunrise

Judy Two Thoughts | Edwina’s Episodes

Nato One Day at a Time | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams

Jen Optimistic & Haunted | the secret keeper Also be sure to check out  her About page. Amazing quotes.

AC Elliott Death’s Snare | The Salt & The Light

Meredith & Martha (The Literary Angels): Rise and Save | Meredith’s Musings

R. Todd Rise and Save… | A Flash of Fiction…

Greg Starting the Day: a #haiku #haibun | Potholes in the Road of Life

Elusive Trope Middle Ages Reconnaissance | Elusive Trope

Ruth Cake, Do Not Dessert Me...

Jen History Repeats | the secret keeper

Last night before falling asleep, I felt a Haiku welling up inside. My tablet was in my hands. I wrote down the verse, and with some minor edits the Haiku appeared: “History Repeats.” It is the PING presently above. It seems my reaction to Ronovan’s words Rise and Save had an extremely visceral reaction within me. All three Haiku I wrote in this Challenge came from dreams and a necessity to record what came to me. TY Ronovan for your majorly creative and inspirational choices of words. It seems they inspire all of us. jk 😎

Vashti Quiroz-Vega (Author) Blue Planet| The Writer Next Door

Serins Weekly #Haiku #poetry prompt challenge 58 | Serins Sphere


Kathy Happy Days –

Steven (Author) A Simplicity Lane Truism Haiku (bills never sleep) | Simplicity Lane

Juliette Heaven or Hell | Battered Wife Seeking Better Life

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