Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! Whatever you celebrate, or don't, I hope it's been a good week. I've had a busy couple of days with parties and such, but it's calmed down now, and I'm writing and editing full force. I'm running The Moonlight Cafe through autocrit (, a nifty online tool (though it requires a membership for full functionality) to find redundancy, cliches, and such. I'm taking it chapter by chapter with my thesaurus open beside me, and it's very helpful.

I started one interview today, but the woman was interrupted by a conference call she had to be on. Hopefully we'll get back together tomorrow and finish up.

I think I'm going to do some more autocrit editing, then start researching agents and getting my query letters ready, because I'm confident I'll be ready to start sending them out next week. How exciting!

Oh yeah, my best friend gave me one of the best xmas gifts. She made a cappuccino scented gel candle in a black coffee mug, and wrote "Moonlight Cafe" on the mug in silver, and on the matching saucer, she wrote "by Jennifer K. Sights." It's very cool, and I just might have to commission her to make some more once I'm published. I loved it!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Too Long

It's been over a month since I wrote anything here. Sorry everyone. The project I was working on at work has finally slowed down. The new system is in production, and now we're just working on clean up stuff. I'm finally back to sane, 8 hour days. I am almost finished with all my xmas shopping and wrapping, so I finally have time to write and edit. I finished my final read-through and edit of The Moonlight Cafe tonight. Still need to do those 2 interviews. Those will come next week when I am off work. But my edits are done. A friend who is an editor is reading through it, and making comments. She's only sent me the first chapter so far, but I got a lot of helpful comments from her. So I'll be doing one more round of editing as she sends me her comments. But I'm getting close. If it weren't for those 2 pesky interviews, I'd be ready to start sending out query letters. Hopefully that will come in January.