I'm done with my final read-through of Rising Book 1! DONNNNNE!!! I'm ridiculously relieved. Right now, my brain is something like this:
Now that I've done all this editing, I'll leave you with this grammar tip:
Do not "try and" do anything in your writing; "try to" do it instead.
I see this all the time in published books, too. "Try and" is common in colloquial speech, and some people use it in informal writing, but it's one of those things shouldn't be in formal writing; it makes me want to take a red pen to paper when I read it.
For example, your mother wants you to check the mail, and you say I will try and check the mail. - This is incorrect. What is said in this sentence is that you will both try and you will check the mail.
I will try to check the mail - This is correct. You're saying you're going to try to do it.
He will try and catch the vampire orangutan. - Again, what is said here is that he will try to catch the orangutan and he will catch it. Essentially, "He's going to try, and he's going to catch it." He's going to try to do it, and he's definitely going to catch it.
What you want is: He will try to catch the vampire orangutan. - In other words, he's going to try to do the task. Whether or not he succeeds is up in the air.
Saying things like: Try, and you will succeed is correct, because you're telling someone that if they try, they will succeed.