Recently, I went to see the movie The Guardians of the Galaxy. It was awesome!
Although in the movie, there was a part that bore a likeness to the orb in my story. At first, it made my heart sink; however, I concluded our stories were not the same.
This has happened to me on several occasions—movies, television shows or books having similar concepts to mine. I am sure it has happened to you too.
Some of us hide our stories away, thinking others will assume we copied them.
In the past, I critically compared my work to other stories. It caused me to wonder if I could ever be taken seriously. But, friends and family members notated the variations and the originality of my stories, which convinced me to continue.
Before you discredit your work take into consideration we all share similar creativeness, but then our stories grow in different directions or have nothing else in common. Don’t let it stop you from writing. Don’t let it discourage you.
Your unique originality is yours. Own it!