Word Count for Kor’Thank, Barbarian Valley Girl: 8054
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: Still waiting on the combined edition (Echo 1 & 2) cover—it should arrive any day now. When it’s up to standard (probably will ask for a few minor changes), I’ll throw up the ebook combined edition, and I’ll resume the slow slog into paperback (right now Ingram Spark is waiting for my pdf cover). Still plinking away at Kor’Thank (250 words per day), slicing away at Echo (cutting 2000 words per day, up to chapter 63 as of today), and I’m gearing up for finals. My mind is already laying out the scene for a badass finale to Kor’Thank, but I’m staying focused, keeping the priority on Echo 4. I’m hoping to have it out sometime next year Spring or Summer. It’s got a lot of weird stuff in it, a lot of conceptual and boundary-pushing things (as far as I can tell), so I hope it goes smooth down your brain-gullet if you’re a reader. And if you’re a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!