Word count, Vol.4: 200,507
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, Daniel, Yolanda, Trace and Books4me 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: The wrists were burning last week from my increased word count, but they feel fine today. I think I can keep going at 17500 words/week right now. I’d like to one day be able to beastmode it like Michael Crichton and be able to do 10k in a day.
Volume 4 is a monster. 200k words and I’m still in the beginning of the third act. I’m gonna HAVE to chop it down severely in the edit or publish it in two volumes. We’ll see when time comes; as I’m now working with a paperback publisher, I’ll have to run it through the publisher’s editor and then find a workable solution.
Right now I’m trying to fit it all in: Frozen music! Astral combat! The Answer To Everything! Gaaah! I wanted to knock this out under six months from my last publish date, but that’s looking increasingly unlikely. Regardless, this is the final volume in this series, and I gotta make sure it’s done right. It seems like the last installment of most multi-volume stories screw it up in one fashion or another.
Anyways, that’s it for now! If you are a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!