“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
- Toni Morrison
People say, "Write what you know" but sometimes I think they should really be telling us, "Write what you want."
What's the point of writing what you know if ten other people have already written that? Not that you can't get creative with what you know. But write the story that you've always wanted to read. When people ask you what your favorite book is, shouldn't it be your own story?
So what if it's unconventional?
So what if you're not sure how all the elements of the plot will work out?
So what if people tell you your plot is too complex?
So what if they tell you it's too simple?
This is your story. As long as you're open to feedback, keep your chin up. If that story's building inside you, shut your ears to the haters and let it out! Be unique!
At the same time...so what if it has already been written before? Who says you can't take a cliche and add that dash of you and make it unrecognizable?
If you want to write that story, go ahead and write it. Save the editing for later and the self-doubts for never.