A total of 2870 sources are included in the Grand Bibliography. There are others that will be folded in over time. Next is finishing the catalogue of my physical books (to make sure none were missed in the Grand Bibliography). After that will be the sorting of the Grand Bibliography into the thirty main topics areas. I still seem to be on course for the June 2024 release date for The Introduction volume. If there are any delays, it would be to push that release date one more year into the future. At present, I do not see that happening. 😁
So, True Believers, until next time, Excalibur! 😎
The Grand Bibliography has 2345 sources. The Manuscript is 1345 pages. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is an off day. So, until Wednesday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Still stuck in The Grand Bibliography, which now has 2348 sources. The Manuscript is 1345 pages. Tomorrow (Monday) is another work day. So, until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Been regrouping web-based sources, so my “source” count has decreased. The Grand Bibliography has 2295 sources. The Manuscript is 1328 pages. Tomorrow (Monday) is another work day. So, until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Back to 27 December 2017 in my emails. The Grand Bibliography has 2394 sources. The Manuscript is 1322 pages. Tomorrow (Saturday) is my next off day. It will last until Saturday 2 May 2020, inclusively. My first work day in May will be Sunday 3 May 2020. Until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Back to 28 December 2017 in my emails. Goal is 7 November 2017. The Grand Bibliography has 2389 sources. Still in the process of reassessing how I count multiple pages from a particular web-based source site. Over time, the total number of sources counted will decrease. Once I am through all of my emails, I will officially freeze the Grand Bibliography (there may be an exception here and there). The Manuscript is 1322 pages. That number will flux over the second half of this year (sometimes up, sometimes down). 😳
Tomorrow (Thursday) is an off day. Friday is officially the last work day of April 2020. So, until then, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Grand Bibliography now contains 2368 sources. The Manuscript has 1304 pages. Tomorrow (Thursday) is an off day. Until Friday, True Believers, Excalibur! 😎
Doing my best to re-assess, re-group, and ponder all manner of ideas. I have come to a certain realisation:
The Introduction text of the Circle of Logres: Encyclopædia Arthuriana will take as long as it needs to take for completion. 😎
I want it to be the highest quality of work possible. Every day I take steps to ensure this goal. It will be completed properly. My internal goal for each of the sixteen 1000-page volumes is to have 10,000 citations and 1000 sources. That is for each individual volume. Those numbers have always been my goal since the beginning of this project. I felt they needed repeating to those of you who do not fully realise my commitment to scholarly work. I will not be finished until I am in the neighbourhood of those numbers.
All total, throughout the 16-volume set of books, that would ideally be 16,000 pages containing 160,000 citations referencing 16,000 sources. One must be aware that there will be some overlap in sources. Other than that, those are my goals. However long it takes is however long it takes.
I consistantly work on the Introduction volume 6 out of every 7 days (Saturday being my “off” day).
I hold myself to the highest standards of scholarship. I will continue to keep you all informed. Have a great day (or whatever kind of day you wish). 😀