We now understand why the shoemaker’s children went barefoot – when you’ve spent so long telling other people’s stories, it’s not that easy to tell your own.
An easy get out might be to say that our story is actually an amalgam of all the stories we’ve told. Those stories might have started as a casual conversation, a watertight brief, a drunken notion, or even a jovial wager.
From various starts, these dandering things have taken taken their own shape – content made flesh – populating into radio, tv, online and elsewhere. Throughout, not a little work is required.
The creative process needs debatable percentages of inspiration and perspiration.