I’ve been writing for a long time. It’s been a journey, a long, hard, miserable journey.
Trying to get something published is a pain in the ass. And not really worth a person’s time anymore, since you’re better off self-publishing.
But honestly, none of that matters if you’re not writing. A lot.
For a long time, I tried doing the High fantasy thing. My role model is J. R. R. Tolkein and I wanted to write a sage as big and memorable as The Lord of the Rings.
Personally, I struggled with this. How do I write a story that’s as wonderful as his, but not come off as a cheap rip off?
And trust me, buddy, there are a lot of Tolkien rip-offs out there. So many, it’s kind of sickening.
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