SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
When I finish my current project, I'm going to give this a read.
Thanks, Nicholas. Hope you enjoy it.
Those introductory pages are pure reading goodness!And using the truncated ending (for now) of Abadazad as the raw material of a brand-new story -- well, that's making lemonade out of a bushel of lemons! :)I'm really looking forward to reading this, JM.
Thanks so much, Tim. IMAGINALIS isn't ABADAZAD -- the worlds and characters are very different -- but there's a clear connection between the two. In fact, later in the book there's a story about the death of an ancient unnamed kingdom that gave birth to IMAGINALIS. And we all know what that ancient unnamed kingdom was, don't we?
The first pages don't disappoint, JMD. Look forward to reading the rest soon. (If that first page doesn't suck a reader in, what possibly could?)I really enjoyed the references here, too...the way your characters talk about music and literature is a nice window into their worldviews. I'll be interested to see how those differences play out in the story. Very compelling characters. David
As I think you know, David, you reach a point with any project where all objectivity goes out the window: you don't know if the work you've birthed is brilliant, abysmal or any place in between; so words of encouragement like yours are received with profound, and heartfelt, gratitude.
I know exactly what you mean.But no worries here. IMAGINALIS looks to be the kind of story you can get lost and found in.
Thanks again, David.