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 42, fifteenth pass.
Thanks to All Who Bought Echo! And BIG THANKS to those who posted positive reviews on Amazon or Goodreads!!!
News: As of right now, I hate Echo 4. This is a good thing—it means I’ve seen past the “magic” of the story (if there is such a thing in this one) and I’m digging into the word choice and flow, trying to get everything to slide smoothly together. Basically, if there’s any dazzle to Echo 4, I’m not blinded by it anymore (or not AS blind, hopefully), and I’m starting to get down to the nuts and bolts and examine the undercarriage, looking for all the little things that might throw off the narrative, or the little inconsistencies that might slow it down in a reader’s mind.
Podcast stuff! Got some preliminary drafts of the cover art from the artist, I’ve set up the libsyn account, got seven episodes in the pipe (although episodes 6 and 7 the sound ain’t so great, and I talk WAY too fast because I’m overly caffeinated), and I’ve got another guest ready to go, while my partner has THREE other guests lined up!
The main clog in the production drain is the artwork—once the artist finalizes the pic, I’ll publish it and hopefully bring some more listening pleasure to anyone who wants to listen to me blab on about whatever. Every time I do an episode, I have like eight subjects written down, and I only ever cover one or two of them. (I should have called this podcast “Master of Tangents.” You guys are free to use that if you want).
Alright! Time to hop back on the editing bandwagon, and look over another 20k words! If you’re a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing! 🙂 🙂 😀