Wednesday, June 11, 2014

STICKTOITIVENESS #Indelibles June Post

Trying to stay on track with my blogging commitments, it's the second Wednesday of the month and time for an #Indelibles post to help support other authors.


Miriam-Webster says it's "the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant".

Wiktionary puts it even more simply, "(informal) persistence; determination".

To be successful at most anything you need sticktoitiveness (wow, say that three times real fast). Writing is no exception. You can write part-time, scribbling a few words at lunch, during a school break or while the kids are napping, but you still must STICK TO IT and finish.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand. ~ Euripides

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up! ~ Dada Vaswani
What are your secrets for sticking to something you've started? When do you decide a project isn't worth the effort? Do you think it's important to finish no matter whay?


  1. I journal. When something is taking more out of me than it's putting in, then I know it's time to drop it. My journals show the evidence over time. Ultimately, I think you have to go with your gut on that, but once I'm committed to something, I am as solid as stone. (Granite, not shale.)

    1. Journaling is an amazing process, glad it helps you stick to it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Crystal.

  2. Sometimes it's hard to keep moving forward, but I think about the end result and that usually gets me moving again.

    1. Sounds like we have a similar approach! Thanks for stopping in...appreciate it!


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