What Stace had to say on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Okay, yes, I know this is so, so late. I was out of town and forgot to take my notebook with all the entry counts in it, and then we were doing this that and the other things, and it took a while to get everything organized, and then we–well, my husband–picked the winner last night but it was too late to post it here.

Here’s what we (again, my husband) did. I gave him the list of all of the entries–and some of you guys had thirty or forty of them!–and he entered them into a spreadsheet, which he then had shuffle randomly and picked the first name off the top. So, not a slips-of-paper-in-a-hat thing, but still totally random.

Anyway, the name at the top was…

CHELSEA, from Vampire Book Club!!

So Chelsea, send me an email, and we’ll talk.

For everyone else, I can’t thank you enough for playing along!

I am going to be starting the fourth book this week–I’d planned to start it today, actually, but see the aforementioned this-and-that-in-the-way, so I’m hoping to start by Friday. In the meantime, I’m working on a publishing wonk post for here.

I thought it might be fun, and maybe even interesting for some of you, to find out exactly what goes into producing a book; what the publisher actually does, and why it takes so damn long. Why it’s necessary for it to take so long. This is going to be part of the short series on editing I plan. And part of that is going to be sharing with you some actual copyedited pages from UNHOLY MAGIC and CITY OF GHOSTS (I don’t have the copyedited mss for UNHOLY GHOSTS), and some pre-edited scenes and bits of information about all three books.

So, I’m starting on that, hoping to get the first one up tomorrow, and in the meantime, yes, we have a winner!

7 comments to “Winner!”

  1. Allie
    · August 18th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Book 4! Woot!!!

    I love everything in this post 😉

    Congrats Chelsea!

  2. Chelsea / Vampire Book Club
    · August 19th, 2010 at 12:14 am · Link

    @Allie – I bet I like it more. LOL.

    I’ve given Stacia the go-ahead to use my actual name. Will I be a junkie? A murder victim? Someone trying to get one over on the Church? :mrgreen:

    Also, big thanks go out to Stacia’s husband for working his spreadsheet magic and making me a winner.

    • Allie
      · August 19th, 2010 at 1:50 pm · Link

      Lol! Ooooooh, you could be a…um…lady of the night 😯

      Tee hee

  3. Charlie Hills
    · August 19th, 2010 at 7:42 am · Link

    Looking forward to the “what goes into producing a book.” And regarding, “why it takes so damn long [to publish it],” I’m personally more interested in why I take so damn long to write it.


  4. Anilu Magloire
    · August 19th, 2010 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Dude!!! That is soooo cool! Congrats, Chels!

  5. synde
    · August 19th, 2010 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Well done Chelsea :mrgreen:

  6. Diana
    · August 19th, 2010 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Congrats Chelsea! I can’t wait until book 4!!!!!


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