Death, the one thing that is inevitable. It cannot be stopped. Life can be prolonged but death cannot be conquered. It comes from the darkness, taking its due.
But not all is sadness, for as writers, we have abilities that can even live long past our own death.
I am talking about our legacy.
We write stories each day. We create epic journeys of heroes conquering evil, of forgotten races rising from the depths and of love appearing in places of darkness; and we sometimes forget that we can change peoples lives.
We as writers can change so many peoples lives, every single day.
With this post, however, I am speaking about, in particular, our legacy.
The Macmillian Dictionary states legacy as,” something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die.”
I strongly believe that a writer’s legacy is incredibly important. Our life stories are held in each word that is written. Our pain, happiness, and dreams are carved into each story we write. With each piece we write, our soul is embedded into it. When others read our work they are literally delving into the life we lived, be it good or bad.
I will not tell you how to leave your legacy as that is for you and only you to decide but please work hard on it. We have the ability to change the world around us. Words hold power, hence why all throughout history diplomats were used, particularly in military matters.
Work each day to craft your story into something worthwhile. Write stories, challenge yourself. Go on adventures, speak to people you normally do not. Gather stories from the world around you. Your legacy is writing and your writing is your legacy.
I know I want my legacy to be the single most important thing I ever achieve. It will be my soul living on beyond the grave. It will be my memory and how others will remember myself and the life I lived.
Do you want the same?
Comment below on what you wish your legacy to be.