The bookaholic. Published to celebrate the 25th Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts (in Wales from 31st May to 10th June 2012). “Francis has very nice furniture but it is very difficult to see. He is as incapable of going past a bookshop without going in (and BUYING) as he is incapable of hearing of or reading a good review without wanting to possess the book in question.”
Artist: Sue Macartney-Snape
So I reblogged this before, but I actually wanted to stop and saying something, which is this:
Everyone who writes has felt that moment of “EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE I’M A FAKE I’M A FAILURE I’M WORTHLESS,” and it’s always been over a moment like this one. That moment where you realize your idea has been done before. But here’s the thing. Ideas aren’t worthless, but they’re the pennies of your novel. They’re the smallest component.
Execution, on the other hand…that’s what does everything. That’s your dollar bills, stuffed into the jar until you have enough to go on the biggest adventure of your life.
So write your story where the mermaid falls in love with the boy who lives on land. Write him becoming a merman for her, or write him as a her, or write your sea witch as the heroine, or write your mermaid as a villain. Write a world. The idea, that’s a penny you found in the street. All the real value is going to come from you.
This, this, this. :)
THIS. Execution is key.
Novels have been around for more then three centuries, maybe even more.
Do you think your idea hasn’t been thought up before?
No idea is original on this earth, no matter how creative it can be, one other has probably thought of the same thing in their life time.
In turn, what does it matter if its “not creative?” Fuck em’. Write what you want to write, you’re not a failure, you’re a visionary, and you know what the difference if between you and the ones who also dared to dream of the same things you dreamt?
You have the will and the determination to put it out there.
All of this
Words will inspire her.