At first I was not going to write a post for this week’s Blogging Insights prompt because I thought that it was too similar to last week’s. What would I write?
” The difference between writers who finish books and those who don’t– is that the finishers don’t stop writing until they get to : THE END.”Brian Hutchinson, author of Writer’s Doubt.
However, after reading Dr Tanya’s thoughts on the subject I decided that I did have something to say after all.
She talked about “ “stick-to-it-ive-ness”, the ability to finish a project. I have to admit that when I first started to blog I had doubts about whether I would keep it up. In the past I’ve tried different hobbies and not stayed with them. I have unfinished knitting projects and half finished stitching kits. I’ve been guilty of being a “gunna”‘ as in “I’m gunna do that one day when I get around to it.” Those round tuit’s are hard to come by.
I didn’t want to be someone who started a blog, posted for a few weeks or months and then just stopped with no explanation. I knew that if I did stop I’d be too ashamed or embarrassed to come back if I didn’t have a good reason.
This is my tenth year of blogging and I’ve blogged, at times intermittently, through David’s illness and death, bushfires, moving house and lockdown, so I think I’m going to keep going. There isn’t a definitive finishing point for my blogging. I guess I will know I’m finished when I get there. Or I won’t know but you will because Naomi will tell you. Until then I persevere.