Monday, February 13, 2012
To my left sits a neat, fairly thick stack of paper. About two inches high, I would estimate. It's a book manuscript. It contains a dozen essays on subjects connected to CSA General Robert E. Lee, which manuscript I co-edited with a colleague. It will be published in May by the University of Tennessee Press. By March 1, I have to have constructed and completed the index for this volume. The last time I did an index was years ago for my book on Alexander Stephens. I'm probably going to be going underground for the next couple of weeks to get this done. It's hard work, and the only good thing about it now is you can use the computer for some stuff, and you don't have to do everything by hand. My guess is that it is going to take all of the two weeks I have to do this before I can finish. We'll see.