I loved the world of imagination.
Writing is an incredibly lonely job.
I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.
I'm trying to make all the characters change and grow, or regress.
I've always been a fighter. If you tell me I can't, I'll die trying to prove you wrong.
Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers.
It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have asked me to do game stats for my characters, and I'm never comfortable doing that. It's all relative after all.
Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now. It wasn't always so. Not so many years ago, it wasn't so. There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.
I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college. I had done quite well in a field that was growing. Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981.