November 8, 2014

Fantasy doubt

Sam Sykes, writing at Chuck Wendig’s digital house of horrible horrors:

What was the first fantasy book you got hooked on?

Go ahead. Think back on it. I’ll wait.

I see your fingers hovering over the keyboard, trembling like they did the first time you ever touched a high school crush. They’re probably all sweaty, too. Gross, but understandable, because I bet each and every one of you had a thought that you might be embarrassed by what you’re about to type.

Maybe you were about to type The Belgariad by David Eddings. Maybe you were about to type Legend by David Gemmell. Maybe you were about to type Dragons of Spring Dawning by Weis & Hickman.

And just maybe you were a little bit embarrassed by it.

Pop over and read it all, I’ll wait.

Nice piece, isn’t it? Frequent readers’ll no doubt nod their heads, since I totally agree with Sam here. I wrote my fantasy confession in January, and I’m still struggling. I’m also writing a fantasy novel, so there’s that.

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