Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I don't need a snooze button...

...because I have Dixie.

See sometimes I get up right away--as soon as my alarm goes off at 4:26. But other mornings, I'm slow to wake up so Dixie helps me. Mostly she peers into my face and meows to remind me that though she's waited very patiently throughout the night, it's time for me to get my lazy self out of bed and make sure that her food bowl is filled to an adequate level. If the meowing alone doesn't do it, she's been known to sit on my chest and meow right in my ear until I respond.

It's annoying and cute (if you're a cat person) and certainly effective.

And to update, the editing is progressing slowly but steadily. I'm glad to be doing it, however. The story is becoming tighter and more focused and that will only help once I return to query land.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hold off on the hitting for a little longer, okay?

Okay. Here's the deal. I started working on some new queries, and then received some feedback on my manuscript from a writer friend (who comments on this blog from time to time :o), which rang so true, I decided to go through the whole thing and edit it once again.

The good news about that is I don't have to do the queries...for a while, anyway!

The bad news is that I thought I'd finished editing. But I want my story to be as strong as it can be. It doesn't make sense to send out a manuscript if it's not ready.

So, it's going to be a little longer before I need that query kick in the butt.

I'll let you know when the time comes!