I started the week down in the dumps (two story rejections in five days didn't help). My novel My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess had been up for a Preditors & Editors Readers' Choice Award, and by the time I went to bed Sunday night, the book had dropped to third place in the standings. I knew I'd lost.
Imagine my surprise Thursday morning when my editing partner congratulated me and posted the announcement on my Facebook wall that I'd won! (And thank God for him, because I never would've thought to go back and check the final standings.)
I'll admit, it knocked a little bit of the Eeyore out of me.
There was another e-mail in my inbox, this one from the publisher of my upcoming YA novel. He let me know the proof was ready for My Sister the Zombie, and all systems are go for its release in March. I even got the go-ahead to reveal the cover, so here it is!
So thanks, universe. And my friends. And my e-mail server.
I needed that.