First Official Work Day of November 2021.

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! 😎

Welcome to 1938. 😡😥😡

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.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/welcome-1938-first-came-unvaccinated/

First Week of New Phase. 😁

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! 😎

Grand Bibliography is officially “frozen”. 😁

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! 😎

This Month has been Tiresome and Tedious. Ending monthly work day schedule early. 😶

Tomorrow (Monday) will most likely be my last official work day of this month. That being said, my latest Arthurian Legends blog article submission will be completed by month’s end. It is my hope that I will resume the next month’s work schedule on Sunday 6 September. I make no guarantees. I will do my best. Only 59 of my remaining sources require incorporation into the Grand Bibliography, which presently stands at 2651 sources. Hoping to “freeze” that bibliography soon. There are still some “sources” that require combination with others under single headings. This is particularly true of both web-based sources and multi-book sets. The Manuscript has 1388 pages. That, too, shall be edited down over the course of the remainder of this year and into the next, while various quotes and citations are sorted. There are a few “Mediæval Texts” of which I have cited, but are yet to be in my possession in the form of complete physical and/or digitally scanned copies (for completeness-sake). I had never dreamed that this project would be so completely overwhelming in and of my life. So, until my next post, my True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Still in the Bibliography. 😶

The Grand Bibliography is 2182 sources. The manuscript is 1287 pages. Finally caught up with “recent” emails. Ready to dig into the remaining “older” emails. Ever closer to “freezing” that Grand Bibliography. 😁

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is an off day. So, until Wednesday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

In the Ideal World …

… there are three of everything. I do my best in terms of adhering to that maxim. It is especially important to me when I find scans of rare and important texts. I do my utmost to have three of everything within that arena. I backup data to two separate locations. So today was mostly concentrating on having both physical and digital copies of source texts. 😁

The Grand Bibliography has 2152 sources. The manuscript is 1284 pages. Tomorrow (Monday) is another work day. So, until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

Summary of Current Strategy ✌❤🚀

My most recent tasks during my work or “on” days have been an attempted balance between checking source content for my physical copies of texts (sometimes overlapping with having them also in digital form); locating copies of any kind (physical, digital, excerpts) for the Mediæval Source texts that require it; and attempting to finish sorting my old emails (which contain sources and/or source links). I wish to “freeze” the Grand Bibliography ASAP; but it must happen at a logical juncture. Things are moving way too slowly for my taste. As I get all of the ducks in a row for the entire project’s structure, things will move much more quickly (in theory). This is a culmination of over four decades of research. It is also the first time that literally all of my notes and research have been put in one place. It is truly colossal. I am here alone, so I must do everything that needs to be done. Today is a work day, so I need to accomplish tasks. Look for my regular blog post later. 😎

Still processing … 😳😱😶

The Grand Bibliography has 2137 sources now. Eventually, each of the sixteen (16) volumes will have a Bibliography for Cited Sources, and a Bibliography for Further Reading. The manuscript for The Introduction volume is 1282 pages. 😊

Tomorrow (Thursday) is an off day. Until Friday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎

First work day of February 2020. 😁

Still processing “current” emails. The Grand Bibliography contains 2119 sources. The Introduction volume’s manuscript is 1280 pages. 😀

Tomorrow (Monday) is another work day. So until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎