Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Since I last posted here, Chapter 6 has been born, grown obese, and has been split, amoeba-style, into Chapters 6 and 7. That's thanks to Patrick Dunleavy's helpful Authoring a PhD. I discovered it was bad form to have 19000 words in a chapter. I have to say that there was a completely obvious place to make the split, and it works well. I'm very pleased with my two new chapters.

Today I wrote my conclusion for Chapter 7! Total wordcount now is 77328. I've also drawn up one of my Appendices, and this evening will be dedicated to starting another. This one is a bit tricky and might be regrettably long, but I won't know how bad it is until I compile it. Sigh!

The boys are obligingly keeping out of the way and honouring my study leave. I am officially 'here but not here', working far longer than office hours and ignoring Facebook into the bargain!

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