I think, when Writing Magazine tells me to have a proper website, they probably don't mean a work-in-progress report by blog. A real professional website for yours truly? I never imagined I'd come to this. Perhaps I'll wait until I've submitted the revised manuscript to Ashgate before I take that next step, though.
Our Ancient National Airs
So, where were we before I succumbed to the Man-flu? Ah, yes - the quest for images and a map. Well, there's small progress on both fronts. Remember I found a fabulous image for the cover? I've now asked for a quote for a licence to use it INSIDE the book rather than outside. As for the map - friends did their best to help, but the best suggestion came from the map department at Glasgow University Library. I'm now liaising with a French cartographer. Watch this space, on both counts. We're getting closer to solutions.
Developing a voice: lecturing
Feeling as though I'm drowning slightly, my head bobs above water again now I've got tomorrow's Scottish music lecture finalised. The second of five. It was actually the one I was most bothered about, but I think it'll pass muster. An overview of Scottish music in 55 minutes? Sure, I can do that, musical examples and all.
And that leaves me half an hour or so to start thinking about Chapter 7 revisions. Look at me, I'm airborne!