Being married isn't an exclusionary criterion for making good fictional fantasy. Indeed, look at the pillars of the genre. JRR Tolkien was married, so was Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, and Frank Herbert (sci-fi I know, but a giant still). Current living fantasy authors I admire who happen to be married are Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, and Scott Lynch.
Fantasy, in books and in literature, is a canvas on which the author paints. It's telling stories. Holdfast is fantasy, and yes it's escapism, like all fiction is at its core. But that doesn't mean that consuming or creating it makes you a loser, just like being married doesn't mean that you can't create good fantasy stories. Making or playing CYOAs doesn't make me a monster. It doesn't make you one either, love.>>65458029
Working on it. To say it's big is an understatement. Chapter One was a novella in length. Chapter Two is already that.>>65458250
I am happily married, but see above.
As a general aside, just because someone is married doesn't mean their life is great. Some of the most miserable people I know are married.
With love and kindness, have a great morning/afternoon/evening gentle anons. Be good to each other, but most importantly, be good to yourselves. Know that you are loved.