Why do my stories deserve to be told? This is a question that I ask myself over and over again especially when I am feeling down on myself. Who would care about what I have to say and who would even pay to read it. Well not to get sappy or weird but they deserve to be told because they are your stories and have your own outlook on the world imprinted on them.
This also means that everyone who reads it will have a different interpretation as to what the story says to them. If you write fantasy to one reader, or several, it could be the new Lord of the Rings. If you write horror you could be the new Guillermo Del Toro that they have so desperately been seeking out. And the same goes for every other genre of literature out there. Don’t be like me and listen to the voice in your head that no one will care about what you are saying. While I am one of the biggest fans of my own work I also can tear it down faster and more efficiently than anyone else that I know.
I know this post differs from my normal advice and how to do things but after being in a slump recently only to come out of it better I wanted to share with you, my readers, what happens with me and to not listen to the critic in your head unless you are editing a sentence. Small scale is ok, but when you start to criticize why you are even writing stories to begin with, that is when it becomes detrimental.