I want to share an interesting link with you all, particularly my writing friends.
Here it is – Why Does Magic Need So Many Rules?
I am so on the same page. Everywhere you turn (in the world of fantasy writing) people tell you that your magic system needs to be formulated and restricted in a set way, and while some points I’ve heard are valid, others I’ve sat there and thought ‘ya kiddin’ me?’ but kept that internalised, fearful I would be laughed at for saying exactly that – seriously people, it’s magic.
It also reminds me I really need to read the Earthsea Quartet.