I don't need to write bad Neil Gaiman imitations, I need to write bad me imitations. (Wait.)
Today, I finished the bulk of my re-read. Yesterday I powered through "The Kindly Ones," at 13 issues the single longest Sandman story, and today I read the finale "The Wake." I have other volumes I'm going to wait to re-read, for now: Endless Nights, the two "Death" miniseries Gaiman wrote later, and the one main volume I don't have yet and would borrow from the library, Dream Hunters. But those can wait.