What made Tolkien amazing? Well, a ton of things. One reason: he made his own languages.
I speak a language and I study a foreign language. Why can’t I do that? It’s a helluva lot of work, but still…
Look. I want to make a fantasy epic. I want to make the next Lord of the Rings, the next Song of Ice and Fire, the next Kingkiller Chronicle. I want to be one of the greats. But…I should be a better, more mature writer when I do start writing that epic. I’ve got time. All my novels now? They’re warm-ups.
Even so, when that fated day comes, when I finally do sit down to write the greatest fantasy work of my generation, I want to be prepared. I pledge to work on this language. It will never be complete, surely. I don’t even know the English language in completion. But, it’ll be pretty thorough. You can be sure of that.
I will be the Tolkien 2.0.