Monday, December 14, 2009

Books, books and more books!

Author copies have landed. Hallelujah! So everyone who's been waiting for a copy from me for different giveaways (and I know there are quite a few of you), thank you for your patience! Your books will be in the mail tomorrow!

I still have quite a pretty stack left over, so stay tuned for more chances to win a signed copy of THREE DAYS TO DEAD.

Oh, you want more chances right now?

Well, these aren't signed, but they are free!

Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings has a giveaway for two copies. Just pop over and tell her what you're reading right now.

Fantasy Literature has a copy for one lucky commenter. Leave a question for an upcoming interview or mention some mockable music you listen to (you know you wanna).

Copy edits for AS LIE THE DEAD are finished, and will heading back tomorrow (big errand day for me). I truly believe copy editors are unsung heroes in the book world. They are amazing at catching the little things.

I've also been contemplating my Top 10 Reads for 2009. It's going to be a tough list. I read a ton of great books this year, the vast majority by authors new to me. Tough, tough, tough...

What are y'all reading, anyway? I haven't asked in a while. I'm halfway through SKIN GAME by Ava Gray.


Anonymous said...

Hello, Ms. Meding.

As an aspiring writer myself, I have a question about your writing style. BEFORE an editor tells you to do any rewrites, do you write multiple drafts of your manuscript? Or do you pretty much just do one draft, make corrections to previous chapters along the way, with one big once-over at the end?

Mark in the Seattle area

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

Hi Mark!

Every writers seems to have their own process when it comes to rewriting and editing. When I'm doing a first draft, I try to not go back and fuss with it until I have a complete draft finished. Then I'll go back and fix anything I've noted, fill in holes, etc...

I also have two great crit partners who give me feedback, and then it goes to my agent for more feedback. I'll make changes based on what they say. So quite a few sets of eyes see it, and I'll reread it multiple times making those corrections, before it's even seen by my editor. I like to give my editor the best, cleanest, most consistent draft possible.

Hope that helps!