My friends and family have always said I have a knack for writing. I started writing novels at the age of 9 and produced a 300+-page work at age 12. I also wrote 2 others - a 486-page novel at age 13 and another one at age 14. I even planned a 12-book series at age 15 but didn't finish the first book. I wanted to be a published author way before my teens but unfortunately I procrastinated and the business of high school wiped that dream away. My first novel was about a prophecy among talking eagles and I utilized a lot of zoology - such as eagle behaviour, how they hunt, mating dances etc. They also had their own culture, their own language, and stories. The writing style was similar to, say, David Clement Davies and his books "The Sight" and "Fire Bringer". Since I know for sure that close people will be biased about my abilities, I'm just wondering whether I'd be considered a "genius" or just "a little better".