Some people hate doing them. I quite like preparing them, if only because they quite quickly make you isolate your argument and focus closely on your topic. It’s a nice way of using one’s data from one’s study and just looking at one small aspect of it. Currently I am working on an article about singer identity, using part of my PhD studies. I have half of another article to write also, but that is a few weeks away while I try and finish this one. It’s a deeply thinking, writerly phase I am now in, and it has been great for concentration. I think if I continue in this vein I can begin to finish the remainder of my transcriptions and move straight into writing. That’s the plan, anyway!
Of course, at the same time, I am heavily invested in ensuring we get the house we bought. We just have to ensure the bank agrees with us and gives us the money. So, it’s now 8.40am and I’ve been reading. I’m now writing in my blog, and any minute now I will have a coffee and start work on the article again, interrupted only by singing students.