Earlier this week, I had an email from the publisher of my book to say that it has gone to the printer.  According to their website, it is due for publication on 22 February, so it’s not long now.  It’s an exciting, if somewhat scary, prospect.

I decided that it was about time I created my author profile on the Routledge website.   It took me most of a day, but I’m quite pleased with the result.  The other thing that I wanted to get finished before the book actually came out was the supporting recordings of the musical examples from the book. We finished the recordings on Tuesday, and I started uploading them to Soundcloud, which allows me to embed links into a new page on this site.  The only slight hitch with this process was that Soundcloud allows you to upload 3 hours of music – but some of the ballads take about 15 minutes to perform, and many of them are more than 10 minutes long.  Three hours doesn’t go far under those circumstances!  Anyway, I finished the process this morning, so everything is ready for the book to come out.