An author friend and I got into a debate over the “point” of our manuscripts. She writes to fight social injustice, to change perception, to teach a lesson. My goal is a little less lofty: to tell a good story.
She was surprised that I hadn’t set my sights a little higher and felt I was selling myself short.
Maybe I am.
Or not. I think providing entertainment and escape is wonderful and worthy of my effort. Honestly, I spent so much time in high school and college searching for an author’s meaning and underlying message that I don’t want to do it with my own writing.
I don’t think that makes me shallow, I just have a different end game.
Do your stories have a point?