“Remember who you are. Remember what you do. You are a plain old working writer who tells stories. If you are published and read, that’s as much as you are entitled to. All the rest is window dressing.” – Lester del Rey, via terrybrooks.net
When I was 12 years old my favorite book character was turned into a tree to save the lives of her fellow Elves. Damned Terry Brooks doing this to me again 13 years later. This is like Prim/Rue all over again. Grumble humph.