The Story Doesn't Matter

At the end of the day, the words on the page are exactly that. Simply ink, virtual or physical, on a blank sheet of paper. I’ve too often been caught in the trap of believing that what I created is my peak, my masterpiece, my perfect art. But the creation itself doesn’t matter.

What matters?

Those who consume it and how they consume it. The story that it speaks to the experiencer is the story that matters.

That includes your experience of creating it, too.

Stories are nothing if not experienced - by the creator and the audience.

You can’t remove your experience of creating, provided that you are actively creating.

The only difference between you and Shakespeare is the audience that spread the story. Your story is no better or worse than the Muse. It’s a story. And the only thing that matters is who experiences it.


March 6th, 2022