“Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.”
From the film A Beautiful Mind
I think all creative people think this way, and as a writer I find myself thinking this several times a week. The sad truth is that that truly original idea is as elusive as the wind and that if that’s the only way to matter, then very few of us ever will. Time to just tell a good story and not worry too much about the originality of it.