Originality is vital to me. I sometimes run through my work and look for themes, images, and other elements that I may be repeating without even knowing it. One example is dyads. I found that without noticing it, I was writing stories about dyad-based conflict. Now, I try to find new themes and structures for my work. Of course, every time I shut a door because "I've done it already", writing becomes tougher yet again. I create less, but also enjoy it more when I actually manage to write something.