So I'm in the middle of writing something that I think is pretty different. Something, I sometimes worry, that is so odd most people will be put off. Then, lo and behold, I pick up a very famous book that I've been avoiding, only to find it has a very similar story. Of course there are big differences (I'm not a famous author, for one), but if you outline the bare bones of these two stories they would be nearly identical. What is that about? I'll continue writing, but for today at least, a bit of wind has left my sails. Commiseration?