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 38, thirteenth pass.
Thanks to All Who Bought Echo! And BIG THANKS to those who posted positive reviews on Amazon or Goodreads!!!
News: Third week where I was able to look over Echo 4 in its entirety! More chapters are going from Ugly to Serviceable, and from Serviceable to Smooth. The first third seems like it definitely needs more work than the middle and the last third.
This is the part in the editing process where I gotta slow my roll and dig into the details. Spotting plot holes and discrepancies is no longer a “whack-a-mole” type activity; now I gotta tease em out, think about what I’m really trying to say, and add a dollop of a phrase here, or a carefully chosen word there. As the entire book becomes easier and easier to hold in my mind, I can now contemplate whether events that are spaced really far apart are still congruent with each other, and fit neatly together.
I plan on recording another episode of my podcast on July 27th, and possibly link up with a guest on July 25th. She’s a single mom who’s gone through some pretty intense adversity and is now crushing it at life. As I was raised by a single mom, I know that they work just as hard as people in “glorious” professions, but do it with almost no recognition, even from their own kids. I’ve met plenty of bigwigs and “heroes,” but at this point in my life it is the non-glamorized person who catches my eye, the “regular” person who applies all the timeless principles of discipline, strategy, and sacrifice in a way that garners no kudos or accolades. Because I believe no matter who you are, whether you’re a celebrity or a janitor, all those principles still apply, and I want to emphasize that universal relevance.
Alright that’s it for now! If you’re a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing!
Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here: Vol. 1 on Kindle. Vol. 2 on Kindle here: Vol.2 on Kindle Vol. 3 on Kindle here: Vol. 3 on Kindle Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here: Combined Edition Also, my buddy Jumar Balacy has made a supercool microsite at kentwaynebrain.com! Go check out his computer-based wizardry 🙂 🙂 😀
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