We should have known today would be good when we woke up and learned that JM's physical type is now all the vogue on the runways. Later in the morning I got some good news in the publishing arena, and JM notched his first victory against his formidable racquetball partner. He celebrated with a nap while I took some mushy food over to a friend recovering from a comprehensive wisdom tooth extraction (owie). Post-nap, JM received some good publishing news of his own, and we danced around the kitchen for a time.
Our friend T likes to point out that one nice thing about our profession, and perhaps the only up side to the protracted publication process, is that there are frequently little steps to celebrate--a draft completion, a good reader's report, an acceptance, a final off-the-desk edit, an appearance in print, a good review. And we all really must anticipate and celebrate those smaller steps, otherwise the drudgery can become overwhelming.
Another cold, gray day weather wise, but a low-key, happy day, a good evening to make some tea, edit some book reviews and write (still more) letters.