I won’t be writing here much for the next few weeks, as I’ll be working time-and-a-half (at least) on my field methods ms so it can go to the publishers. Not least, I have to cut out 20,000 words from the draft as well as adding about 5,000 words in new material. If I have a net removal of 1,000 words per day I’ll be ok. Before you ask, removing articles would save about 7,500 words. There are currently 4,687 definite and 2,854 indefinite articles in the text. It’s very tempting.