Three and half thousand words later, and I'm about to write the conclusion of my paper. Will I like it when I revisit it tomorrow, though?
There can't be many people who think about structuring a musicology paper, whilst thrashing up and down in the nearest leisure centre swimming pool! Today I was allocating section headings and deciding what would better fit under a different heading, which made a change from my habit of 'mentally singing' hymn tunes and Scottish melodies to myself to while away the lengths.
|Whale thinking (from The Telegraph)|
I can't claim to have had any breakthroughs, really. Apart from remembering my doctoral supervisor's advice to insert headings into a conference paper, in order to check that things followed on logically - that was the main inspiration. And it definitely has helped.