It took me years to come out of the writer’s block. All those who are not writing have many reasons not to write including the question why should I ?
What made me write ?
As an answer to that I will reproduce an extract of a conversation between a friend ( calling after many years) and me :
“I heard, you are a writer, bloody blog and all that”.
That is Jatinder, everything is bloody.
“I write and I have a blog, though I don’t think I am a writer, yet, have you read it”
“No, yaar, I don’t read blogs, I don’t have the patience, l think these are boring stuff, any way what do you write about”
“Well, about this and that”, I did not know what to tell him. A few posts flashed past in my mind and I could not place them under any category. It’s about some small talk with a kid or a senior citizen, or some female passengers, a lady lottery ticket seller, marriage ceremony, a travel, I think I should go back and check what I write about.”
This is what I told him. I am sure he did not understand.
” Does any one read your blog ? “
” A few do read at times and a few others some other time”.
” Do you make any money”
” What a waste of time, why do you write”
“I have not thought about it, well, one thing I know I get immense pleasure while I write. I have a platform of my own, I don’t have to worry about my limitations of my writing, grammar do not matter, I don’t need anybody’s approval, no body to reject it like a publisher, people who likes me likes them whether they read or not, some body comments only if they have the urge to, else the rest keeps quiet.”
“It keeps me connected with people. I can say what I want without being interrupted, some of the posts triggers their memory of their own experiences, and so on”.
” I give meaning to a lot of insignificant things in my life”.
” You know, no event in life has any sense, it is we who give meanings to it and then we react to it our own way”
” That’s why, what is important for me is not as important for you”
” I don’t worry about my language and it’s correctness, because mostly it has a spoken style”.
“I adapted that style to cover my deficiency in English language”.
And with the encouragement of my friends and well wishers , I kept writing and the readers had option to read or not to read.
Friends at different times suggested it’s time, I should write a book. No way and it continued.
Chanced upon an ad, which said they can help create an ebook without any hassles, free of cost.
The curiosity took me ahead and I filled up the contents into a file and the software helped me create an ebook in few steps and it was on the shelf of the pencil store.
In case any of you want to try it out, click on
I have the ebook in the pencil store.
I have decided to direct the proceeds from the book to support the orphaned kids of the covid victims.
You can help me to help them by buying the book. Thank you
When you buy this ebook
- You get to read the ebook
- You become a contributor for a noble cause, support the orphaned kids of Covid Victims
It will ask you to download an app called pencil. The ebook is available in that store. In case you don’t find it, please type Rajendra Menon in the search box,
Shared by :- Rajendra Menon Book Name:- This And That Author Name :- Rajendra Menon Synopsis :- I found joy in trivia, learnt from small interactions. Life itself has no meaning, you have to create. Happiness is in responding than reacting. Delay your negative reaction, you can check your anger and you can avoid heavy damages. You make a living with what you get and life with what you give. What may be a junk for you may be important for others. What is obvious for you need not be for others. The value of your knowledge is what you do with it. Good communication is how you say it than what you say. Learning is more important than earning, never stop learning. The more we know, we realize how less we know. https://api.thepencilapp.com/android/book?id=12313
4 thoughts on “This and that”
I bought the book. please continue writing…..
Thank you Hari
Great, but still not very clear how I buy the book or how I can contribute, I think 🤔 I am missing something.
I bought the book !Good cause you have pursued! Your style of writing is well known to me! I enjoy it!