I went and heard our Scottish music students' concert this evening. Having polished off a chapter last night, I felt I deserved an evening off. And it was lovely - just what I needed. One of the singers helped me out with sung examples in a lecture a couple of years ago. Her voice was good then - how it has matured, though! Wow.
Quite apart from having a couple more chapters, appendices and a bibliography to check, my pressing concerns now are visual ones: I need images, and a contemporary map. I'm coming round to thinking that it'll be easier to pay for them than try to take digital photos and spend ages attempting to become an image expert. I do words - that's my speciality!
Then there's going to be the indexing. Apart from the mechanics of indexing a pdf (with some detailed instructions provided), it's not too daunting apart from the sheer size of the thing. Ah well. Librarians are used to repetitive tasks - I should be okay there!
I also want to start thinking where to advertise this book. Yes, the publishers do it. But any suggestions I can give, will be useful. Any conferences, magazines, journals ... any ideas, anyone? Promoting a book on Scottish song-collecting?