Hello Good People
As the year draws to a close, the tendency is to look back, remember events, places and people. I’m no different. However, as regards to writing, or to be exact, my writings past, it’s another story. And why this sudden trait of thought? Learning to use my Kindle pad, that’s why.
I’m getting to grips with my old Kindle, in preparation for using my new Kindle ‘Paperwhite pad’. In using the former, all I actually have on it to read are my ‘BoCheK Tales’, Series One and Two, some fourteen short stories in all. I’ve never gone beyond the first few in each series. Why? Well, some were written more than forty years ago! It’s a case of ‘been there, seen that, done that’. Not in any arrogant way, but simply because there is nothing else I can do with them. For me, until recently, it was a case of moving on to the next one. And from this, the truth of it all for me personally; it’s the doing, the actual ‘journey of creating’, that is all. For me, it’s like criticism, in the most literal sense of that word: a comment, to make comment, on something, someone. That’s all it is of itself. However, if the criticism is deemed to be negative or positive, then it’s a whole new ball game. Again, for me, if it is positive, that’s nice (what an ineffective word, yet perfect in this context), but that’s it. What can one actually do with that? It’s as said, nice, pleasant, ego massaging. Other than that, but an end in itself. However, if the criticism is seen to be negative, again it’s a whole new ball game. One can do something: weep, cry, whinge, rage!! Perhaps even learn something, and in so doing, better ones self in the doing.
But ….. the above notwithstanding, for me, it is something done, the only thing left to do being to move on.
That’s my little ramble over. Thank you to those who have expressed, by act of reading it, an interest in it.