Maybe you think that’s the reason that your favorite author hasn’t finished the sequel you’ve been dying to read.
Real or not real?
I’m here to tell you that authors work very, very hard. Yes, they do. In the interest of setting the record straight, I thought I would share some of the ways we fantasy authors spend our time.
Keeping up to date on the literature in our chosen genre.
Conducting dangerous field research into the habits of magical creatures.
Sometimes we interview magically-gifted individuals
Or consult experts in period weaponry
and medieval prisons.
(Don’t let that brilliant smile fool you—it was terrifying.)
Sure, from time to time we may stay a few days in a castle,
We often seek mentorship from other authors, hoping their success might rub off on us.
And engage in secret writerly rituals
After all of that effort, sometimes an intervention is necessary. This usually involves festive beverages.
All in all, it's an arduous life!