Word Count, Vol.4: 183,181
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, Alice, Daina and Daniel for posting AMAZING reviews on Amazon!!! Ashley too for the 5 star on Nook! I’d like to reiterate that leaving a positive review for any author is the equivalent of leaving $100 tip at a restaurant (I know some authors who’d actually pay that much for a good review). Although I sincerely appreciate any love you leave me on Amazon, please consider leaving a review for ANY author you know, simply as a random act of kindness…because it’ll mean the world to ’em! (A good place to start are those I’ve listed—a few of them are authors. Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with ’em and I’ll be more than happy to do so! And no, you don’t need to have purchased their book to leave a review on Amazon; you simply needed to have used Amazon at one time or another to leave what’s called an “unverified purchase” review. If you purchased their book at the store or on another eReader, you can still leave a review for them.)
News: Volume 4 is turning out to be QUITE the monster. Not only do I have to squeeze in all the cool moments I want and tighten up the connecting threads between them, I have to flesh out the system of magic that I created for this world with rules and causes, as well as create some kind of resolution for all my characters. At the current 185k word count, I’m already looking at around 600 pages, and I really haven’t gone deep into the last act yet. I’m hoping that when the editing sword comes out, I can cut out a lot of fat and at the very least keep my total word count under 200k.
In other news, my wrists burned a little last week with my new 17,500 words per week output (up from the previous 15,000 words a week), but they seem to be holding up okay aside from a little discomfort. Maybe in another month or two, I’ll jump my word count up and try for 20k a week.
That’s it for now. If you are a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!