BMy guest blog post has been published on the Writerly Corner blog today!
"On 22 August 2016, I read a blog post by my dear friend Gulara Vincent on the joy of completing one’s tasks. In the post, she affirms that she must finish everything she starts otherwise “all the work you put in simply doesn’t count”. (https://gularavincent.com/the-joy-of-completion/)
Unlike her, I think that there is value in unfinished businesses or books. They are like the humble manure that feeds the seeds of emotional and spiritual growth, the stepping stones for writing better books.
In my family, duty came before pleasure, no matter what. Days out were either non-existent or had to be cut short because of my parents’ working commitments. My mum, like many other women at the time, was expected to take care of the family (cooking, cleaning, ironing, and so on) and work full time.
Therefore, I took for granted that I had to finish whatever I started, felt ashamed in the rare cases I didn’t, and planned my future. In my twenties I discovered that Allen Saunders’s quote “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” was an accurate description of what was happening to me. Since then, slowly and painfully, I’ve been learning to go with the flow, as a woman and as a writer. ..."
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