I know, however, that the genre has changed a bit over the years. I haven't read much current fantasy, other than Harry Potter and George R. R. Martin. And I'm not writing epic fantasy. Forget it. That man must have a crazy conspiracy theorist's room with string and post-it's strewn across it. Oh, I'd love to see that room, but I'm not up for the challenge just yet. So, I figured I'd better get my head back in the game and read a bit of what's out there.
I remember why I stopped reading fantasy fiction.
Everything in the library seems to fall under at least one of these categories:
- Series such-and-such, Book #whatever
- Vampires and/or Werewolves
- Young Adult
This is all fine and dandy. I have no problem with any of them. But. I'm not in the mood for a series, people who bite, or teenage angst. Is it too much to ask for a sword-and-sorcery style stand-alone novel about adults? Really?
Then I remembered some advice.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Yes, Toni. Thank you.
That's exactly what I'm going to do.