No, for real. It doesn’t. So get your head out of the clouds and realize the pressure is off.
But Guilliean, what are you saying?
Listen here, young blood. I’m here to make you realize and accept that you’re not original. What you think you have to say has already been said before in different tongues for many generations.
So what does that mean for me, you ask.
What you have to say and how you say it is what makes it original.
Boom. I blew your mind. It’s okay.
You may be going for originality but your literary predecessors will constantly remind you that you’re not.
Know what I say to that? Fuck it. Frolic, have fun with what you’re doing. Don’t get bogged down in your head.