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“Tell the Story Because You Love It.” — Christopher Nolan

“What I learned very early on, and I’m very grateful for the lesson, is that I could only be making films for the sake of making films. To only engage in telling a story for the process of telling a story, not for the gold star at the end. It’s tricky. You grow up in school getting grades on papers, and then you get out into the real world and realize that no one is even going to grade your paper. You have to cross into this world of just pleasing yourself, just doing something because you want to do it. It was a very valuable lesson. The truth is you have to hang on to your own belief. At the end of the day, all you really have is your own belief, your own passion. You can’t ignore the feedback. But you tell the story because you love it.” Christopher Nolan.
So, yeah, this is where I’m at these days. For a variety of reasons. For better and for worse.
Of course, I’ve kept this blog for 15 years and I’m pretty sure no one reads it. It doesn’t stop me. 
Not that you are no one, exactly, but you get the idea. 
If you write a story in the woods and no one reads it, does it make a sound? And is that the point? The noise it makes?
Who knows!