Echo: The Weekly Update

Word Count, Vol.4:  Over 200k.  I’ve decided to stop counting until I’m finished (I save each chapter in a separate word file for better organization/modularity so it’s a huge pain for me to open em all up, wait for the word counts to load up, then tally everything).

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, Books4me, Vince, Laurie, and DAE 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:  I’m chugging away at revising Echo 1.  I have about twenty MS Word pages left, and I’m giving it what I’ve termed a “deep edit.”  This means that sometimes I may spend an hour revising a page, contemplating what the effect of replacing “the” with “his” might have, or similarly outwardly banal concerns.  Once again, I’m horrified that some of you had to slog through this thing, and I hope that those of you who’re holding off on reading it so you can re-download it will be pleased with the product.  I should have it done in about a week, and I’ll announce when I upload it.

After that, I’m gonna be picking away at Echo 4, and also giving Echo 2 a revision, although Echo 2 honestly probably won’t need that much editing; I’m just gonna give it a thorough inspection so that it’ll read decently as a paperback.

Not much else than that; I’ve throttled my interaction down a bit so I can focus on Echo 1, but as soon as that’s done with, I’ll amp it back up again.  If you are a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!  🙂


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