Yesterday someone in the NaNoWriMo Facebook group linked to a post that basically said that while everyone is supposed to have a story inside them, it doesn’t mean it has to be written.
Spare the world your story because the world doesn’t need it – basically that’s my take on the article that I could only scan through because it made me gag.
It makes me wonder how anyone can tell someone such a thing to their face, but at the same time, welcome to the world of clickbait and the new wave of publishing where the reader has more power than ever before, even to the point of telling you that the world doesn’t need your story. Or your poem. Or your essay.
I don’t know about you but I only have three words to say to whoever that pompous reader was: I’m writing anyway.