Echo: The Weekly Update

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:  Only a few more hours until the giveaway/sale!  WHOO!  I’m psyched to see how people like the revised versions of Echo 1 and 2.  The few responses I’ve gotten so far on the revised version of Echo 1 have thus far been positive!

Right, so I’m just doing a few quick brushovers with Echo 2 (just to be extra safe and make sure that things line up; I wanna err on the side of caution as this is getting ready for print) then I’ll send both the revised version of Echo 1 and 2 over to the editor and see if HE can pick out any last minute BS.  Then I’ll start navigating the unknown waters of paperback indie publishing.

Not much other than that to report.  I’m dead smack in the middle of the final fight scene for Echo 4, and I’m happy to say that I’ve pushed the level of complexity to the point where I’m SLIGHTLY uncomfortable.  If you’ve been following my writing, Echo 1 was fairly simple stuff, Echo 2 was all action and internal monologue, Echo 3 was a lot of different setting and perspective shifting, so we’ll see if I can use Echo 4 to up my skills even further!  Ok back to work!  If you’re a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!  🙂

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2 thoughts on “Echo: The Weekly Update

    • I’m plugging away! 🙂 Sorry Dana, but Echo 4 may take a bit; it’s kind of grown into a monster and not only do I need to resolve the physical story, but I also have to interweave a fleshed-out magical and existential resolution into the book as well. The rough bones are there, but I gotta make sure it’s all smooth and readable and there’s no giant gaps in the progression of events.

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