Echo: The Weekly Update

Word Count, Vol.4:  52332

Thanks to All Who Bought Echo!  And BIG THANKS to Melissa, Barbara, Ian, Lorna, [anonymous], Lisa, Meg, Matt, Bobby, F.T., Alice Smith, Leslie Coop, Richard, Shauna, Sydney, Pam, Jessica, Angela, Kiesa, Ross, Keith, and Alice for posting AMAZING reviews on Amazon!!!  Ashley too for the 5 star on Nook!

News:  Not gonna lie, I’ve been struggling with this new word count goal of thousands per day rather than hundreds.  I think I’ve figured out a sustainable schedule that’ll give my mind and my wrists (carpal tunnel is a real thing, folks) sufficient time to rest between bouts.  This past week I was able to hit a little over 13k words, with 5 days of 2500 words a day, and one of 500.  That’s not counting the few hundred extra words I throw into ads and interaction.

I think for now I’ll go back to the five days a week schedule (I used to write 700 words a day every day).  2500 words a day is coming pretty comfortably (if I write five days a week) and I’m going to try pushing it to 3k a day this week.

Echo 4 is a meandering mess right now and I don’t think I’m enjoying it to the fullest (I feel that authors should take undignified pleasure in that soupy stew of possibility that first drafts present).  It’s a good exercise in restraint (for me), as I’m refraining from editing until this thing’s done.

On a positive note, I was able to fulfill my informal goal of “every month a nanowrimo” as I’ve been able to hit the 50k word mark with four days to spare.  Doesn’t say a damn thing about whether Echo 4 will be worth reading, but it’s a small victory in terms of personal capability.

Ok that’s it for now, I hope those of you who’ve bought Echo 3 are currently enjoying it!  If you’re a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!!!

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