Why shouldn't reader input count?
Early on, when I first started publishing Castles on this site, I noted that what I'm really publishing is a draft. Once the story is finished (and there is a planned conclusion, trust me!), the whole thing will need to be revised before I submit it to any "real" publisher.
My wife, Karen, and Ron Mock are my most consistent and patient readers. They frequently make helpful comments. But now Ron has offered a significantly critical comment. Basically, he said that chapter 91 doesn't feel right.
Chapter 91 is told from Eadmar's point of view. Nothing wrong with that; Eadmar is an important character and the action of chapter 91 all takes place in Prayer House, which is Eadmar's turf. But the action of chapter 91 is a Christmas Eve service that reads far too much like a Christmas Eve service straight out of North America, circa 2013. Ron's complaint is that the Christmas Eve service feels like an earthly paste job. The Christmas service should be authentically "Two Moons."
As much as it may hurt to say so, I think Ron is right. There is something right in chapter 91. Eadmar latches onto the socially revolutionary aspects of the Christmas story in Luke. So that bit will stay. Beyond that, here's the question: what kind of Christmas Eve service would EADMAR, a priest of the Old God, invent?
If you make suggestions, I might use them!