Those others of you who dlo visit occasionally might be wondering why I haven’t written anything for a bit. It’s because I am re-writing some of my old and not so old pieces. I’ve only done two so far but I plan to re-do anything that looks as if it needs an update and an edit. I’m going to check out every piece as if I’m a visitor and make sure I’m happy with what I’m reading.
Why bother? Well, I’ve also asked myself that. Am I writing for myself or for readers? I think it’s both. Even if it’s just for me, how much satisfaction can I get from a second rate article? When I push things through just to see my work in print I’m letting both the reader and myself down. Being my own editor has proved to be a two-edged sword. It’s so nice not to have to wait for months to hear if somebody wants your work and wait again to see it in print and wait again to be paid for it. I love blogging, I can print what I like and when I like but the downside of course is that once it’s there people are judging me and my work. I can see how useful real editors can be. And even though there’s no money involved, I have to consider my ‘circulation.’ Ho, ho, har, har, some circulation, you’re probably thinking, but I’ve come to recognise many of the faces or their proxys in my notifications box. They are the faces I see when I write. I want to do my best for me and for them.