I spent the day reading carefully and thoroughly through the (Ex)Advisor’s comments on those two chapters.

And I didn’t even cry. Go me!

Fortunately, there’s nothing too damaging in there. I agree with nearly all of his comments and critiques, and I can find a way to explain and counter the ones I don’t agree with. I took care of some of the minor editing problems, made a list of the additional literature he suggests I read and add, and made detailed notes in my drafts about the things he thinks I need to change.

Friends, can I just say: It’s a damn good thing that I have another year to write this fucker, because it looks like I’ll need every last week of that time.