…scoff not at the honest endeavours of others…

…to every man, woman, and child who ever picked up a pen or pencil, tapped at a typewriter, clicked at a keyboard, in an effort to WRITE SUM’THING out of their own imagination, I salute yeez… each and every one of yeez… heroes and heroines all… lately, I saw a Facebook exchange about what constitutes a ‘good’ writer, a ‘successful’ writer, a writer ‘of note’, which discussion also included some gratuitously offensive commentary on certain scribblers whose material didn’t ‘meet the expectations’ of some readers… I call those sniper ‘critics’ cringeworthy carpers, pedantic peddlers, humbugging hussies… I wonder how many of those, so quick to relegate so readily to the dustbin the literary effort of others, have ever written a book themselves?… I recall the time this ol’ Scots Jurassic completed my first novel… my maiden sortie into the universe of the wordsmith, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY… it was a decade ago, but I will never ever lose the feeling of unmitigated elation when I wrote those two magical WURDS, ‘The End’...  I was on the proverbial pink cloud for weeks afterward… I had written a novel!… all by myself!… without a safety net, Mabel!… from start to finish… I wonder how many of my scribbler friends can remember that glorious feeling, the first time they reached that last sentence of their initial book?…

…so, when I see or hear of ANYONE who has gone through the process to complete their tome, I am filled with admiration… it takes stamina… persistence… and in many cases, sheer, dogged determination and guts… next time you see sumb’dy having a dig at an author’s WURK on Facebook, or any other slug of MEDYA, spare a thought for what it took for that Author or Authoress to produce it… the time, thought, love, angst, caring, and imagination to plough through page after page of crafting their story… they deserve a bit of respect… and from me, I give them that  in barrowloads… well done, that true and trusty pensperson!… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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58 responses to “…scoff not at the honest endeavours of others…

  1. Well said sir – with you all the way on this one

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Like Seumas – I salute you too 👍😃

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  3. AND Mr, Seumas, I’m standing at full attention while saluting YOU 😎

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  4. I don’t know why, Seumas, but I like y’. Must be that smilin’ Irish mug of yers.

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  5. Good advice, well said.

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  6. Argh, yes… I remember it well! It seems to me that real writers support each other, because we know what it’s like, but others just point fingers. Nanananana to them, I say! Can hardly believe I’ve recovered to the point of writing my second offering! 😜

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  7. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Good words of advice…

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  8. The feeling was awesome.
    And still is!
    😀

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  9. Reblogged this on K. D. Dowdall and commented:
    This is wonderful! And, every writer and author should read this post-haste! You will love it! thank Seumas Gallacher!

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  10. Seumas, I reblogged this and told all writers and authors that this post was a must read post-haste! Thank you! Karen 🙂

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  11. Someone sweated blood and tears over each and every one.

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  12. Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is a wonderful expression of thanks and appreciation to writers!

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  13. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:
    Cool! — kenne

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  14. Seamus Gallacher, thank you for this wonderful post. It has me in stitches. Yes, how easy to criticise and utter “learned” words compared to create. Hard wurk to get into the Medya 😊 .
    Miriam

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  15. Yes Seumas..well said. It brought to mind Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Man in the Arena’ speech and a modern take on it; if you are not in the arena, then I am not interested in your opinion. Hugs for you. X

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  16. So very true, and beautifully said!

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  17. So true, dear Seumas. @v@ ❤

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  18. Well said Seumas. I would never be able to do a book review blog.

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  19. Thank you dear friend. Loyalty is a common bond among(st?) most writers. From half a Celt! (Welsh). You ‘sound’ a lot better. Does that come across as weird! Hope so.(That you’re better…) xx

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  20. scruffykaz

    Some very good points. I do review books on my blog (as well as other general stuff) but I do try to be constructive. Often, there’s nothing to fault the author on, it’s just my preferences as a reader…

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  21. Andy

    For pity’s sake…why all the angst?
    Just type THE END as the FIRST 2 words.

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  22. Great post with great insight and advice! Bravo, My Friend!

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  23. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come read this wonderful post “Scoff Not At The Honest Endeavours Of Others”.

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  24. Here, Here! To good words and cheers! ❤

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  25. I think discouragement is one of the worst feelings you can weigh another person down with. Let them try and fail on their own. They hopefully will learn to handle it. None of us needs to add to the burden. Life is hard enough without our making it harder. If you want to give anything make it encouragement. —- Suzanne

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