The full introduction and index to Volume 1 of my private journal
Congratulations on the release, Matt and thank you for granting the world access to these works of "weird non-fiction."
Reading "in 24 years as a published writer, I have never felt more vulnerable than I do right now" evoked Ligotti's "Alice's Last Adventure." Your journals will undoubtedly serve as both a window and mirror into the bottomless source that constitutes your fiction.
" Having presently reached what feels like the end the line as a fiction writer (though who knows, I could be wrong, it’s up to my daemon muse)" — I had not realized, or perhaps forgotten, that you felt the fiction had come to a close. I certainly hope that particular daemon comes to visit you again as I've greatly enjoyed and appreciated your creative fictional works. In the meantime, I will be picking up the journals soon.