Kor’Thank word count: 21,776 (temporarily stopped drafting due to school obligations, as well as the desire to finish editing Echo 4 and publish it) Echo Vol.4, word count: 173,765. Chapter 10, sixth pass.
Thanks to All Who Bought Echo! And BIG THANKS to those who posted positive reviews on Amazon or Goodreads!!!
News: B’BAM! In one week, I looked over 46 chapters on Echo 4; that’s because I knocked out some finals and got back to my regular editing schedule. I try to look over 10k words a day minimum, but the last few days I’ve been pushing it to 15k.
The fifth pass only cut the manuscript by about 4k words. I started with 355k, so where I’m currently at—173k—means I’ve cut roughly 52% of the original manuscript. The small cut after the fifth pass means that things are definitely thickening, and I can tell by the actual read-throughs as well. This is where, if you’re a chef, you see the meat of your dish come together, and you start adding little garnishes with sprigs and sauces and whatnot to make the plate as appetizing as possible.
The 2 Logical Idiots Podcast appears to be on schedule for June 1; me and Dicky screwed up the gain settings on our preamp for episode 2, so it doesn’t sound as good as episode 1, although it’s still serviceable. It took me a lot of fiddling and echo-proofing around my studio to figure out that the gain was the factor. What’s weird is that it needed to be turned UP; usually, when you turn gain up, it captures all kinds of background noises and doesn’t make your voice sound so good, but that’s apparently the exact opposite of what my preamp does.
Anyhoo, that’s it for now! If you’re a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!!! 🙂 🙂 😀