I was binge reading a comic these past few days, and can't help noticing the complexity of the story and the character's motive, alongside the politics dilemma and other problems. Somehow, it reminds me of (I think) a tumblr post I saw a while back, about how Hunger Games was amazing because the writer has something she needs to convey; and then another post about how Divergent was a perfect "default" YA that makes people realize how hollow some YA can be. It makes me think about all the fantasy stories I can remember, and things each story want to convey.
Well, I'm writing a Fantasy story. It's a trilogy, and the first book has been finished long ago. It's been revised, writing-wise, for at least three times, and I'm never satisfied, but also don't want to lose myself in it. Well, the premise itself is simple: two individuals have to love each other in order to save the world. But that's... that. Now, I think it feels shallow, but at the same time, it is a story that I poured my heart into. I don't want to rewrite it, as I either will fall back in its shallow loop, or that I will lose my interest in it. Book 2, which I'm writing right now, might be salvageable. Ideas keep comming to my head and that I start to explore aspects of the story with more 'what if's and patch my world. However, yet again, I don't have a solid lesson I can convey.
I don't have a political or moral value on the story. I don't have a cry for the future that I want to tell in the story. It's just a fantasy, about love and overcoming hardship together. And, I can't help feel that my story is... meaningless. Underwhelming. Not good enough. I mean, sure, I love the premise; sure, it isn't half bad. Yet, is my love for it enough? Is it worth being published, being posted? Is it worth to continue it, despite knowing full well it doesn't have great value? Should I rewrite it, despite not knowing what I want to say? Do I have to find a real life lesson that I can convey?