Clarke > Did the 6 new chapters drag out, btw? I haven't read them since I published them online, but that section all started out as about 3 pages and grew to 6 chapters. It felt slow writing it, but not so bad when I read it back to myself. Interested in your (kindly worded) thoughts :)
Graeme > It don't think it 'drags', but it does slow down. Which isn't a bad thing; it reflects the time taken for the characters to absorb the new ideas. I'm sure 'The Goal' did in places as well. Goldratt also cut totally away from the main plot to the characters family life (dinner conversation?) which gives the reader time to absorb the new ideas.
However, the seat belt sign comes on twice on page 168.
Clarke > Seat belt sign? I don’t get the metaphor: does it mean that you thought the book was about to crash or hit turbulence?
Graeme > Go read page 168. You’ll see what I mean.
Clarke > Ahhhhhh … “The seat belt sign came on with a loud ding …The seat belt came on and the stewardess …” You meant it literally. You had me worried for a minute or two. Must fix that.