The folder entitled BOOK and associated Scrivener project has divided into two; this seems to be the most useful way of dealing with what was previously The Giant Middle Chapter of the dissertation; which chapter had already been cut by 1/3. Not to say there isn’t still a lot of cutting needed and being done. But experimenting with dividing that chapter and moving a lot of it onto a separate virtual cork-board looks better and more comfortable; I conclude there’s two books in the material. “Ho hum” as the good SK might say.
Current state of affairs:
Others’ intellectual property and first sightings of good puns and subversive appropriations must be respected; and I’m also glad, in a way, not to be the only person to have thought ITCOW was a good idea.
But then there’s In the Company of Educated Women. Post-In the Company of Men, I might still be tempted to stick to my original guns and do ITCO(+ adjective)W. Ideally, a bisyllabic adjective. “Good” doesn’t quite cut it and would be misleading, given the content. “Smart” is nice, “sassy” is good, but they’re not… Latinate/Romance enough. I’m thinking along the lines of donne ch’avete intelletto d’amore + the idea of entendemen.
More, doubtless, anon.
And those promised posts are on their way.