As a perennially amateur writer, I dream of writing a story that will entertain billions of people. That brings me to today’s point.
All authors didn’t take up writing to be ordinary at it. We all chose this medium as a chance to create something larger than ourselves and gift it to the world. We’ve all told ourselves that if we enjoy the story, that’s all that matters. This is true. Sometimes the best stories are the ones we write for ourselves and no one else. But there’s that little voice saying how great it would be to have our efforts, and skill at writing, recognized far beyond our own word processor.
We didn’t start writing to be ordinary at it. We chose this as a way to be EXTRAORDINARY. To leave a legacy. How far that legacy goes has a lot to do with luck as much as skill. That may be discouraging, but realize the only way to know is to keep writing.