The content of the present manuscript for The Introduction volume is 1080 pages. Current Bibliography is 470 pages (2899 sources). When the End Notes and Index are complete, that will easily add another 500 pages. In total, it would make sense to break up each of the sixteen volumes into A and B volumes. The A volume would include a Table of Contents, and the Contents itself. The B volume would include an End Notes section, Bibliography of Sources Cited, Bibliography for Further Reading, and a thorough Index
This arrangement divides up the material into two approximately 1000-page volumes. It allows for ease of use in terms of having the A volume open to a particular passage and simultaneously consulting the B volume’s End Notes for the Citations in that passage contained within the A volume. The reverse is also convenient (looking up a topic in the Index, while simultaneously finding the appropriate page in the Contents).
In doing so, this may delay the publication of the first volume, yet again. But we shall see what occurs as time marches on. Until next month’s update, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Still stuck in that Mythology Dictionary. Should be done with that soon. Was without a functioning computer for 16 days. New computer is finally configured optimally. I had to move the publishing date for the first book out another year (June 2024). Reality has become too weird. I will update next month. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
My laptop finally destabilised its Wndows 10. The most recent update hosed it up. Uninstalling the update didn’t help. Doing a system restore failed to complete. Suffuce to say that I ended up doing a complete resetting of the laptop. Spent all day with this. I really just need a real PC not a laptop, unless a better laptop would suffice, but I doubt it.
Well. I am rightly screwed. I did a complete reset of the laptop. Now all it does is boot to the HP logo screen, then shuts down and reboots again, and again, and again. It won’t even go into safe mode or into automatic repair mode. It is stuck in an endless rebooting loop. I am completely dead in the water. I cannot do all I need to do on my mobile. My important data are safe on my external drives. But all is useless without a computer. I do not have the disposable income necessary to replace the computer.
Today is over. I will sleep. Maybe I will wake up to $1000 in my PayPal account. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
But I somehow doubt it. I really don’t know how I will be able to continue my work. Goodnight. 😴😡😴😡😴
Still immersed in that Mythology Dictionary from two months ago. I may indeed have to add another year to the publishing schedule (Introduction volume being published in June 2024 instead of how it is presently listed on the website as June 2023). We shall see how things go after the first of the year. Until next month, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
I am not an alarmist, nor a fearmonger, nor a doomsayer. I am a realist, a pragmatist, a scientist, a logician. Yet, I can see “the writing on the wall”. I saw it over twenty years ago. Very few believed me. Maybe now more will believe me. Please read the following article and judge for yourself. Thank you.
Currently at source 1205 out of 2838 in the Grand Bibliography for Circle of Logres: Encyclopædia Arthuriana. Making great progress. Steadily posting updates on the first official work day of each month. Recently diagnosed with PTSD. Hope to improve on that front over time.
So, until next month, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Currently made it to source 598 out of 2736. That is approximately 22% (21.85672514619883…). Outlining the remainder of the year: this is the last official update for 2020. That does not mean that I might not post another update or two before 2021. It all depends on how much progress I continue to make. Technically, my “off week” for November started yesterday and will go through 5 December, inclusively. I have former school mates visiting 3rd through 5th. I will be “off schedule” for the remainder of December. That means I will still accomplish things, but at my leisure. The first work day for 2021 is scheduled as Sunday 3 January. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Up to source 137 out of 2704 total. This phase to going source by source to reconcile those listed in the Manuscript with the sources referenced in the Grand Bibliography shortcuts folder. There is an additional effort to be sure that physical and/or digital copies of each source exist here locally; not to mention any additional recombination of sources, especially web-based ones. Work days are still Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Next update will be in one week on Sunday 27 September 2020. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Now that a shifting-of-gears is occurring, it has been decided that these posts shall only occur on Sundays for a while. Reconciling the Bibliography as listed in the Manuscript with the Bibliography that appears in the shortcuts folder for the Grand Bibliography is not something that needs posting four days per week. Currently up to #71 out 2700 sources. Their number is already decreasing. Tomorrow (Monday), as well as Wednesday and Friday, is another work day. So, until the next update on Sunday 20 September 2020, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Finished with old emails. The Manuscript is 1395 pages. The Grand Bibliography is “frozen” at 2732 sources. The next phase is the reconciliation of the Bibliography in the Manuscript with the shortcuts folder for the Grand Bibliography. This will include recombination of sources, especially web-based ones. So, the total number of sources will decrease. After that, any missing physical, digital, or “otherwise extracted” source material will be located and added to the shortcut folder. Then topic-area-corresponding shortcuts will be copied to the appropriate subfolders. The Bibliography of Cited Sources and Bibliography for Further Reading will be tentatively determined for the encyclopædia-set volumes. The upcoming days will be spent preparing for these next phases. So the next blog post will occur as an update on my progress by Sunday 13 September 2020. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎