Day 24. 78,126 words.
I was saddened yesterday evening to learn of the death of Ursula Le Guin.
Her Earthsea series was one of the first sets of books I remember reading all on my lonesome and they had a profound impact on my conception of fantasy and my desire to tell stories. While I wouldn’t list her as an inspiration or a life-changing creative force, personally, she was without doubt a giant of literature and a legend in her field. Her contribution, both to my selfish little psyche and to the world, cannot be overstated.
Thank you, Ms. Le Guin, for your wonderful stories and your incredible imagination. You will be sorely missed, but your legacy and your tales will live on.