Because nobody wants their art to be irrelevant in a day, a week, a year, or even a decade.
What will your literary masterpiece be?
1. A Classic?
2. Or something that speaks to someone’s soul?
“There are two kinds of masterpieces. There are the classic works monstrous and divine like Moby-Dick or Wuthering Heights or Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus. And then there is the type wherein the writer seems to infuse living energy into words as the reader is spun, wrung, and hung out to dry. Devastating books. … The truth is that there is only one kind of masterpiece: a masterpiece.”
–Patti Smith, M Train