Blogging Insights — The End

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from author Brian Hutchinson.

“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.”

This is essentially the same sentiment as Richard Bach’s quote that Tanya highlighted last week, which was, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

Bach’s not quitting and Hutchinson’s don’t stop until reaching the end send the same message. And as I said in response to last week’s quote, this week’s quote can be applied to anyone who has a job to do. Your job is not done until you’re finished, until you’ve reach the end.

8 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — The End

  1. Paula Light August 8, 2022 / 3:11 pm

    Unfortunately, reaching THE END of writing a book isn’t actually the end if you want to make sales. Then begins the full time marketing process, which as I understand it you’re supposed to do while writing by teasing people with reveals & newsletters & such. Ugh!

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    • Marilyn Armstrong August 8, 2022 / 3:31 pm

      I keep wondering what exactly publishing houses are actually doing for their authors? It seems to me that other than distribution, publishers are doing pretty much nothing to help authors do what authors are good at: writing.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong August 8, 2022 / 3:30 pm

    That’s exactly what I said too. I don’t know of ANY job where it’s okay to just wander away leaving the job unfinished. Finishing is part of the job. I don’t think it applies more to writing than to any other kind of work.

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  3. Julydase August 8, 2022 / 4:24 pm

    Like Paula above said; finishing a novel isn’t THE END. For quite some time now, publishing houses want the author to do the bulk of promoting their book, leaving little time to write another AND have a life.

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  4. Armann and Kaymann August 8, 2022 / 4:37 pm

    For a true writer, it’s never the end. Writing is about teaching either fictionally or factually. Once you begin, writing never ends. Some prefer to tell many stories very quickly and others prefer to take their time over decades.

    Being published does not make a writer. Being published only gives one an opportunity to be paid.

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  5. Carol anne August 16, 2022 / 8:25 am

    I agree! Its not complete until you reach the end, only then are you truly finished!

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