Write the Damned Story!
I think every serious writer aspires to be the best writer. In the secret closet in our hearts,
we long to be compared with Shakespeare, James Joyce, or maybe Tom Clancy. We'd
never admit that to anyone; that would be hubris, not to mention just plain stupid. But, when
it comes down to it, there was only one Shakespeare, one James Joyce, one Tom Clancy,
and only one you. YOU have a story to tell. Find your own style and write. Tell that story that no one but you can tell. No one else has your history or your perspective. Just write the damned story!