Well, I've now posted Chapter Thirty Nine, which brings us to the end of Part Two. Now, before I post any more chapters, I would really love some feedback from anyone interested in The Book of Drachma. There are two issues I need feedback on. The first is related to the first negative comments I got since I've been writing this opus. A potential reader was put off by my using too much medical jargon in the Prologue and Chapter One. Now, I had some reasons for doing this, which I thought were rational reasons, but that was from the perspective of a physician and the author. Now you, as my "lay" readers may be able to comment on this better than I. In other words, is my striving for medical realism misguided, or was the reader right?
The other is whether I should try to publish this effort as a single book, or should I break it into three parts. I was thinking that I would leave that decision up to potential publisher/editor types, but you as potential readers can most definitely have a strong voice in this decision.
Finally, I should let you in on a plan that I thought of while writing this book, and that is that I envisioned writing this with a concept borrowed from echocardiography, namely the first segment I envisioned as representing laminar flow, with the different chapters flowing more or less evenly, independently. The second section I envisioned as showing the concept of coaptation, where one can think of the three cusps of the aortic valve bringing the flowing segments together. The third section is one of turbulence, where the formerly smoothly flowing segments are thrust apart with some violent forces, then reestablish a new laminar flow.
In any event, I look forward to your comments, and I send you my thanks for sticking with this project.
The time has come - Loads knows.
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