Over the last few days, I dug into my MS (manuscript) . . . Killing commas everywhere! I am now officially a commacidal maniac . . . Or maybe I would be considered a serial comma killer. Anyway, they were all mercy killings and my MS is much better for it! :)
Commas are the bane of my MS's existence. They pop up like weeds and must be pulled out and discarded before they take over the MS! There is still much weed killing to do in my novel, but I am taking a break for a moment. Hopefully, more commas didn't appear after I shut my computer down for the night.
In other news, I need to do some work on my query letter. I'll get it right one of these days! I don't know why it seems so much harder to write the query letter. It boggles the mind and depresses the soul. *sigh* It took three years to get the novel where it is today (and not just because of the overgrown commas). Hopefully, it won't take another three years to master the art of query writing. And before you send helpful links to sites or recommend books about writing query letters, I've probably already been there, read that. It's like taking a test. I know the answers but can't get them from my brain to the keyboard in the proper order, so my efforts are in vain.
Well, I must head into town to purchase milk. My children seem to think they need to pour the stuff over their cereal before they eat it. What's up with that?