February 13, 2011

New Weekly Feature: There is No Try

It's finally time I put it out there.  I write.  I always wrote when I was younger.  Short stories, poems, plays.  All kinds of stuff.  Then I had kids - three of them - and my writing stopped.  About 18 months ago I started again.  During that time I have written the first draft of two different novels - both YA.  I was doing great, but lately it has ground to a halt, and I'm not spending much time with either.  I've decided that Sundays, on the blog, will be for me to talk about my writing, set goals for the week and have to explain myself if I didn't accomplish those goals.  I figure it might be a good way to hold myself accountable. 


So with that - here are this weeks goals:
  1. Spend two 1 hour blocks of time revising.  The first will be Monday night from AT LEAST 9:30-10:30. The second time will be Thursday night at Starbucks from AT LEAST 7:30-8:30.  (I've got to get out of the house at least once a week to write or I won't!)
  2. Clean out my writing bag to just the necessities. I have it jammed with so  much unneeded stuff that I can't find what I'm looking for and then this becomes a reason to not write!
I'm going to end without saying anything using the word TRY.  As Yoda said.  "Do or Do Not. There is no try."! The following video shows what I mean :)



  1. I love finding out these unexpected details about my blogging 'friends.' *grin* Best of luck as you write!

  2. Love the video! So translatable to writing - do or do not, there is no try!

  3. Gotta love that Yoda! I have a miniature Yoda on my writing desk. The only toy I have.

    Holding yourself accountable is admirable, as are your writing/revising goals. Good luck! You can do this, Jill!

  4. Thanks everyone! I WILL do this :)