OK, there’s this saying, used by folk who believe themselves to astute and witty when it comes to literature:
“Everyone has a book inside of them, and in most cases that’s where it should stay”
Like which muse transcended unto a higher plane of Creation and set upon your pointed head the mantle of Custodian of the literary muse of all Space & Time????
And then we have that type who being a self-anointed sophisticate and incisive literary giant pollutes Amazon Reviews who seeks out Kindle Books which are free and languidly or sharply informs us all that it has been put as free in the ‘desperate’ hope that someone will read it
Ok then Captain Judgemental! Let’s see your effort then! C’mon, enter the link on your review so we can all bask in the glow of your magnificent efforts and read in silent awe while we whisper ‘Can mere mortals achieve such heights?’ Where is it then? Huh? C’mon now, don’t be shy, we’re all here on tender hooks!!!
Yeh, I’know. I’m getting down now before I fall off.
The idea of folk denigrating other folks’ efforts for the cheap reason that they which to seem superior is generally infuriating. I’m restricting myself (luckily) just to the world of writing as anything else would be wildly going of topic. Now there are publications I would rather not be out there. The ones which encourage hate of another group of people on grounds of race, religion, creed etc are the type I am thinking about, but it would seem to be the price we pay for Freedom. There are others, but these are my own personal tastes (prejudices?), and are best kept to me muttering to myself when I’ve run out of profanities or excuses when I can’t find a fuse, screwdriver or any other vital household items, which has hidden itself.
All that said and off the chest, it is time to say, therefore all of you have the right to put into words the thoughts and images you have in your mind, heart, spirit, whatever. Sure we will all fail from time to time, we will struggle and strive to put our work ‘out there’ and will find little or no recognition. It happens, we have are or will be there.
It does not matter.
Keep on writing, creating, never give up. Never listen to the naysayers.
There are those who will be willing to offer constructive advice, there are those who will be happy to point you in the right direction. These are the ones who are glad to see you and striving and share the joy of your creation.
So you have your say. You post those words on a blog, craft those words into a book; in fact look back at your blog posts there may be a book there; just needs a bit of tying together.
And when your work has been launched into the public arena remember by your own efforts, your own muse, you made the event possible; no one can take that away from you.
I meant to have written this sometime ago, but there were so many good blogs to read; I’m about 20,000 words behind in my book; same reason. This seems to some it all up
All of you and your words