a writer, remember this –
“You will have only one story. You’ll write your one story many ways. Don’t ever worry about story. You have only one”
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
And if you don’t know what that story is, look to your heart –
“Everyone has their love story. Everyone. It may have been a fiasco it may have fizzled out, it may never even have got going, it may have been all in the mind, that doesn’t make it any less real. Sometimes, it makes it more real. Sometimes you see a couple, and they seem bored witless with one another, and you can’t imagine them having anything in common, or why they’re still living together. But it’s not just habit or complacency or convention or anything like that. It’s because once, they had their love story. Every one does. It’s the only story”
The Only Story by Julian Barnes