Well, from the feedback, I have decided to expand my book, but perhaps not to the 200 page epic that OUP wanted. I will still resubmit to them first after my additions, because I like the quality of their books, and the fact that their editor was decent enough to respond in the first place. But as for the length, I’m thinking that I’ll go more Rossini than Wagner. Sure, we all respect The Ring Cycle for its heft, but who do you whistle for days afterward? That crazy Thieving Magpie, that’s who. My goal is to write a book that will be on the music stand and the coffee table. I want it to be frayed, bent backwards and penciled. You don’t write a cello tech book to get rich, so I might as well write the one that feels, well, Wright.