Kor’Thank, Barbarian Valley Girl, word count: 1708
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, DAE, Jace, Matthew, and Siobhan 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: Concept art for Kor’Thank is coming; my artist friend Native Alienz says he should be able to give me something by next Sunday.
Echo 4 is finished and is currently undergoing some major reductions. As I posted a few days ago, the rough draft word count came in at around 355k words, so now the editing sword is in full swing, chopping away. I guesstimate that I’m cutting around 1000 words (or more) every day.
While every writer knows that drafting’s the fun part, I’m staying disciplined with Kor’Thank—no more than 250 words a day, five days a week, as opposed to editing Echo, which is seven days a week during my allotted writing time, as well as whenever I can squeeze in a look-see during my afternoons or evenings. Echo 4 is too big for me not to steadily work at it around the clock.
I’ve commissioned a new cover for Echo 3, which I should be receiving within the next few weeks. A few people know what it is, but here’s a hint: it depicts my favorite scene in Echo 3. 😉 Alright that’s it for now—lotta work to do and I gotta get back at it. If you are a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!