Write a story
And do it, not for the piece it produces. Do it instead, for the joy it fills your heart with. Do it because to not do it would leave you lacking.
And never, never apologize for the time, the energy, or the space it takes. For, in the end, it is simply a piece of who you are, and it adds to the beauty of the world in a way that nothing, and no one else, ever could.