Guess that means both my stories are going to be uphill battles.
A lot of stories are inherently uphill battles. Cliche beginnings are one, certain genres are another.
For instance take my series Endless Conflict
, writing a sci-fi war epic/Space Opera
is a majorly uphill battle for me to do especially when the standards I have to live up to have epics and high earners like Starship Troopers
, Mobile Suit Gundam
, Star Wars
, and Halo
. Yet I'm trying my damnedest to get there to that level or better. (Whether I succeed or fail is a different story.)
You may be the same way. Inherently uphill battles however if you do pull it off are all the better. Any writer can write drivel set in the present day using our world and people-like characters but a master can take certain genres of that setting or better yet make their own and put in the effort to see it through.