A Novel Idea

The unwritten story
is too good to tell: 
the characters charming, 
the worldbuilding wonderful,
the plot perfect

But when you attempt 
to capture that magic 
you stumble over stereotypes,
slip into sinkholes,
and fail to breathe life into
cardboard cutouts

You make amendments, 
rewriting history and
balancing backstories,
inventing new villains,
forging calculated conflict 

The story doesn’t write itself
the way that you had expected,
and it’s regrettably unrecognizable 
from the initial vision 

Yet your persistent passion 
allows you to accept 
this divergent version,
and create a story
that is too good to not tell 

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