Word Count, Vol.4: Over 200k. I’ve decided to stop counting until I’m finished.
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’ve reduced my drafting to 500 words per day on Echo 4. Stage has been set for the final confrontation, and this week I’m gonna get into it. I know that Echo 2 is considered highly readable by a lot of you, but I’m currently going through it and trying to make it butter-smooth for paperback release. I see it kind of like going to a job interview, or from small pond to big pond. Gotta come correct. On top of that, I know I’ve gained skills as a writer since I wrote Echo 2, so it’s a good time and opportunity to make sure that the manuscript is as silky as I can get it. Once again, the story was never a problem, so the events will remain unchanged. It’s some of the wording. Gonna try and use the tricks and skills I’ve picked up through my independent efforts and studies to make it slide easier down peoples’ brain-holes.
Anyways, that’s it for now. If you are a writer, then I wish you insightful editing and inspired drafting!