Sorry I've been MIA in the blogasphere and twitter for awhile.
Ever since my publisher bumped up my launch from Spring 2013 to Fall 2012, it’s been pretty much non-stop editing with only 2 - 4 weeks between stints. Want a peek at my schedule over the past few months?
11/1/2011 - Received Content Edit letter w/ six week deadline
12/12/2011 - Turned in content edits
12/23/2011 - Received Line Edits w/ two week deadline
1/5/2012 - Turned in line edits
2/8/2012 - Received Copyedits w/ two week deadline
2/21/2012 - Turned in copyedits
For the record, during those in between stints, I was either holidaying w/friends and family, doing the mommy/wife gig, or writing out three book proposals for my editor to choose from for book 2 of my contract .
FYI, once I finally get done w/all the edits and hit the printing presses, I plan to have a post about the evolution of a MS, from the publisher's offer being accepted to the making of a real book, complete with my own personal timeline and a more in-depth description of the editing phases (I might even include visual aids...hee). So be watching for it!
Now, onto the contest part of today's post: There's an amazing giveaway including signed ARCs, books, and tons of swag up for grabs, taking place over at YA Books Central!
Our own authors over at ADR3NALIN3 donated this EPIC prize package to the giveaway...
The ADR3 pack includes:
- Jordan Dane: ON A DARK WING autographed paperback and a snack pack inspired by her main character.
- Ilsa J. Bick: DROWNING INSTINCT and ASHES autographed hardbacks
- Wendy Corsi Staub: LILY DALE: AWAKENING autographed hardback
- Jennifer Archer: THROUGH HER EYES authographed hardback
- Chris Grabenstein: CURIOSITY CAT autographed paperback and assorted bookmarks
- Dan Haring: OLDSOUL autographed ARC
- Carol M. Tanzman: DANCERGIRL autographed paperback
- Brett Battles: HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE autographed paperback
- A.G. Howard: A creepy Alice in Wonderland themed journal, ribbon bookmark, and a signed bookplate, in homage to SPLINTERED, her upcoming YA Alice in Wonderland spinoff
For a shot at winning this pack -- OR t-shirts, lanyards, temporary tattoos, SIGNED books, SIGNED bookmarks and bookplates, magnets, felt coffee sleeves, shuriken hair clips, a USB flash drive, bracelets, pens, notepads, keychains, and more -- hop over to YA Books Central and get the deets!
Good luck! Thanks for stopping by, and see you next week. :)