The Courage to Pursue–ROW 80 Check-in

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney


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 RothfussThe 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?

Until Sunday!




Posted on January 25, 2012, in ROW 80 and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. That’s a good quote! Just keep plugging away and have fun figuring out what happens at the white house!

    Glad you got your roommate situation figured out.

  2. Ooh, you are on a roll, Yolanda. No nasty roomie situation to deal with , words and ideas flowing…

    BTW, Just curious (because this place actually inspired me for a good several chapters once after walking by it)…does your white house look anything like this? (Sorry, the PDF had the best pictures available… But if it does inspire you, I’m planning a trip to Kinderhook next week and can bring the camera for you. Drop me a line on my blog or Facebook, if you’d like a few pics)

  3. Good work! I love the quote. It is very encouraging. Congrats on the progress with the story. Surprises are always fun. Keep up the great work!

  4. That Disney fellow spoke some wisdom. 🙂 Sounds like you’re making some good progress and I think you’ve got us all intrigued by the white house. Have a great rest of the week.

  5. @Heather Thanks!

    @Eden… Ooh that is a nice inspiration. It’s nothing like the house that I imagined for this story, but it has sparked some other ideas. Thanks.

    @Wendy Haven’t always been a fan of surprises, but I’m learning to love them. 😛

    @Nicole Yes, he did. He has a lot of great quotes. I just love how simple and to the point that one is.

  6. Yolanda, first, one of my favorite quotes is from Mickey Mouse:

    “Going to the moon’s no problem, all we need is a rocket.”

    See, same thing — you can achieve anything.
    Man, I love it when writing takes an unexpected turn, gets me excited to write the story again.

    And thank you, for focusing on writing and not the other stuff. Also, glad the roommate situation is resolved.

  7. 😀 Sorry it’s not the same house, but I’m glad it did inspire you. The Kinderhook area has so many cool things. Actually, now that I think about it…most places have a lot of cool things going. We just have to open our eyes and look. Good luck to you. I’m off to go “look” around.

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