Looking back with hindsight, and taking into account your experience as an author at that time vs now, it's easy to see how you might feel the way you do about those earlier works. But, I remember the times, the context, the enthusiasm, your fondness for The Bard, and the willingness to experiment and forge ahead with reckless abandon.
Those were some fun days, and I can still feel the excitement and sense of discovery in those early books. I also remember how excited the boys were at Rueben's, and everybody running up to Tannen's to get the books when they were released.
"What do you mean you don't have CardMagic, CoinMagic or CardWorks in your library. How lame. Later, Dude." Stupid vibrators...
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