Echo: The Weekly Update

Word Count, Vol.4:  82,426

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:  I’m plowing through Echo 4, and the story is starting to take shape in my head.  There’s a lot—I repeat:  a LOT—of fat to cut out right now, so we’ll see how much I take out at the end of drafting.  I took a ton out in Echo 3—probably approaching 50% of the total word count.

The interesting thing about “power-drafting” (that’s my term for drafting where you power through and save the editing for when you’re done) is that while I push my word count faster and higher than I typically would, I tend to “wallow” in the scene.  By that I mean I’ll let my mind have freer reign to put down details and describe more threads of the story.  This probably adds a lot more fat to the book, but perhaps in the gross sense, it’ll leave more gems behind once I polish things up.

Okay, that’s it for now!  My bike tire went flat and I lost my wireless headphones so I gotta go run some impromptu errands.  If you are a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!!!

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