Caleb Howells is onboard to write the Afterword to the Circle of Logres: The History of Cornwall, Wales, and France (Saxons, Romans, Picts, Scots, and The Irish) volume. Glad to have him aboard. Welcome Caleb! 😎
Special Announcement: Jason Hamilton will be writing the Foreword to The History volume.
We are at thirteen (13) authors now. Only nineteen (19) left to go! 😁
Glad to have Jason onboard for The History volume’s Foreword. If anyone wants to volunteer for other volumes, or for The History volume’s Afterword, let me know! 😀
Until tomorrow (Sunday), True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Did a bit more today.
Am now at 1180 sources, and 1185 pages. Tomorrow (Saturday) is one of my two off days. I hope to be finished with these last two physical folders by Sunday or Monday.
Then I will go through my email for a few errant sources. After which I will make sure that I have a physical and/or digital copy of every source in the Bibliography.
There may be some of the sources that will need to be separated into a Reading Bibliography or List. We shall see how those previously outlined steps proceed.
Until Sunday, true believers, Excalibur! 😎😀😁😀😎
Almost finished with the physical folders.
That currently puts me at 1092 sources and 1175 pages. 😀
Tomorrow should see me finishing the physical folders. Then it is off to find physical or digital copies of sources that exist only as excerpts in my research notes. 😎
I am still finding good copies of sources at Archive.org, Academia.edu, and at ebay. 😀😎😀
Until tomorrow, true believers, Excalibur! 😳
Almost there. 😎😀😎
Currently at 1073 sources, 1172 pages. Tomorrow will see the folders nearly finished.
After the physical folders, there are a few additional sources needing to be referenced from Academia.edu. Some Mediæval Sources that are already referenced lack a current physical or digital copy. I would have to rely on my original notes on those sources. Some time will be spent locating those copies. Then some editing to tighten the overall manuscript, thereby reducing the overall page-count.
Until tomorrow, true believers, Excalibur! 😎😀😎
Even though I have surpassed 1000 sources, I still have 6 folders left.
I am at 1018 sources, and 1166 pages. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is one of my off days. Still have physical folder left to peruse (from Wednesday onward).
Remember, this is the culmination of an effort that started in 1972. All of my research has been accumulating since that time.
I feel confident that by year’s end I will have a manuscript worthy of Beta-readers (I am really the only true Alpha-reader). I have a small circle of those who have supported my efforts, including those who have offered to write Forewords or Afterwords for each of the sixteen volumes. I currently have 8 people signed on for that. Which means that I need an additional 24 individuals who would be willing to write either a Foreword or an Afterword for one of each of the sixteen volumes. If anyone is interested, let me know. I do have some specific slots already filled. What I do not have is someone to write the Afterword for The Introduction volume. Jill M Roberts has agreed to write the Foreword for that volume.
Here is who and what I have so far:
As I previusly stated, Jill will be writing the Foreword to the Introduction volume. Linda A Malcor has agreed to write the Foreword to The Arthur volume, with John Matthews writing the Afterword for that same volume. Broadly John Knight has agreed to write the Afterword to The Grail text. Nicholas Anthony Tockert II will be writing Excalibur’s Foreword, while Thomas Branchetti will take the Afterword to that same book. Huathe Fearn has agreed to write the Foreword to Merlin, and Meredith Mackworth-Praed with be creating Lancelot’s Foreword.
That leaves 4 books with either an unclaimed Foreword or Afterword. Ten of the volumes have no one claiming either one for them. Those ignored volumes cover the following: The History text (which explores the historical backdrop of Arthuriana); The Lady of The Lake; Gawain; Morgan le Fay, Mordred, and Avalon; Camelot; Tristan and Isolde; The Round Table and True Knights; Perceval and Galahad; Guinevere; and the final volume, The Compendium (which will not only include a summary of summaries from the previous texts, but will also include a comprehensive Bestiary Arthuriana).
So if anyone feels so inclined to volunteer to write some of the missing Forewords or Afterwords (as those volumes emerge for you to do so), let me know.
This is an opportunity to help unite the whole of Arthuriana. Looking forward to the eventual fruition of this wondeful adventure.
Until Wednesday, true believers, Excalibur! 😎😀😎
My next article is up.
Back at it today. Managed to add several sources.
Definitely a Magical Mystery Tour today. Several obscure and varied sources. Sitting at 917 sources across 1157 pages. Tomorrow will see even more sources added. Still on track for 1000+ sources by month’s end. 😀😎
Doing well again.
Had a good day (do not forget that I am off tomorrow). I am now at 897 sources that span 1154 pages. Should easily get past 900 on Sunday. I should also exceed 1000 sources by month’s end.
I will keep going past that as I make my way through my physical folders. But once the folders are properly sorted, then I will turn my attention to editing information and moving it around accordingly. My goal for that phase is to bring the page total down to 1000.
Once that phase is completed, I will revisit the original nine sources that were used on the 1985 self-authored paper “King Arthur”. Those sources will be used to expand the manuscript for The Introduction Volume beyond the Arthur barrier and into the whole of Arthuriana. This will be done to spread the style of the original paper throughout the existing manuscript.
After that, more editing. 😎
Well, back at all of this on Sunday.
Keep the faith, true believers!
Had a busy day with errands, but still accomplished some work.
I am now at 820 sources. Those sources encompass (or are encompassed by) 1146 pages. After I finish the physical folders, I will then go through my digital folders of sources, resources, and research notes. I am confident that I will achieve the 1000 source target goal by the end of the present month of August 2019.
Tomorrow is another day, true believers!
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