… All right. So I’m on my second book for classes and I’m having the same trouble. Maybe there’s an unwritten rulebook somewhere that every nonfiction book needs to have a verbose, fairly dry opening. That way they can differentiate between the “scholars” and the … you know … average Joe.
I sort of feel like becoming an Editor and scratching out all the excess fat in the book. All the “therefore’s” would be cut. I think I counted 8 in the first four pages.