The Courage to Pursue–ROW 80 Check-in
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
This Walt Disney quote is one of my favorites. I have posted it on my wall for daily inspiration. Every time I read it, I am reminded that every action taken in pursuit of my dream counts. It doesn’t matter how big or small. It doesn’t matter if I can see how that action fits into the big picture. It is the forward movement that matters, the never giving up.
Since Sunday, things have continued to progress.
I haven’t given Story Engineering much of a look. I am almost finished with it, but I haven’t had the urge to pick it up for a few days. Instead, I’ve been getting deeper into Patrick Rothfuss‘ The Name of the Wind. It started off kind of slow for me, but I finally hit the point where the story really gets moving. Now, I’m blowing through it.
I’ve written every day. My story took a fun and unexpected turn last night. It involves a mysterious white house on a hill. I’m excited to figure out what will happen there.
I got a few more chapters done in novel analyzing. It’s not as many as I would like, but that’s okay. I’m finding that working in fits and spurts gets the job done for me. I have a list of things to accomplish this round. I started out by trying to work on each of those things a little every day. That quickly got boring and proved too much for patience. Now, the only thing I’m committed to doing every day is writing. The rest I’ll work on whenever as long as I get it done in the time frame I’ve allotted myself. So, that is the last few days in a nutshell.
Oh! On a more personal note, the roommate situation is sorted out. All of his things have been moved out, mail picked up. I feel free as a bird. 😉 And then there were two. Just me and the bestie again. Good times!
Wishing you the courage to pursue all your dreams, not just the writing ones. What words of wisdom keep you inspired?
Posted on January 25, 2012, in ROW 80 and tagged check-in, focus, motivation, Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss, plot drill, Row 80, Walt Disney quote, writing goals, Yolanda Early. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.