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: Chapter 33, eleventh pass.
Thanks to All Who Bought Echo! And BIG THANKS to those who posted positive reviews on Amazon or Goodreads!!!
News: Mcmotherfreakin’ BAMSKIES! This is the FIRST WEEK I have been able to look through the entirety of Echo 4 in my editing process, and then some! (Last week I was at chapter 28, tenth pass). Which means things are smoothing the F out! I’m in the “pleasurable phase” of editing right now—that phase where I’m seeing the end of the road, and individual chapters are beginning to be clearly seen as deserving more attention: chapter 6, 14, 22…there were some near the end, too. So I hope to have this monster OVER AND DONE with in the next few months, and DEFINITELY before the end of this year (probably some time in the fall). Next comes the phase where my eyes start bleeding because I’ve looked everything over so many times that I can’t tell whether I even like the book anymore.
On top of that: I am starting another podcast! My co-host is “Leroy Brown,” (haven’t decided if that’s gonna be his pseudonym yet), and he has a giant wealth of experience—military, medical, and life. He made the military his career and now he’s in grad school, still kicking ass. I plan on taking a different tone with this podcast; while I’ll still joke around and throw in wiener talk, I’m gonna pick this guy’s brain on the deeper aspects of all that he knows. He’s been around the world both in the military and on his own, and he’s interacted with a lot of communities in the service, which really gives depth to his opinion and insights. I expect this podcast to go deeper into “serious” topics like philosophy, medicine, culture, entrepreneurship, and so on and so forth. On top of that, he’s got a lot of good connections to vets around here, so maybe I can snag some cool guests.
We recorded the first episode yesterday, and we’re setting up the next one. Logistically, I gotta figure out the name and commission some artwork (I got something in mind involving brains and hamsters). Anyhoo, I’ll keep you all updated on how that’s going, and let you know when it’s ready for release! 😉
Okay, back to work! If you’re a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!!! 🙂 🙂 😀