But the most important thing? He says he likes it! I'm still floating on that news. Don is not one for mincing words. He knows that when he shops a manuscript around for me, his level of enthusiasm for it will probably help. So if he says he likes it, he does.
Now to find time to do the dang rewrite. I may have to wait until the summer. Spring quarter at UCR is kicking my behind. Not so much the teaching -- for once, I feel fairly well prepped for that. It's the other stuff. The committees, the events, the I-don't-know-what-all. This is the first time it's been this heavy a workload. Keeping up with it and bringing my friable focus to bear on it is not being easy on my mind or body.
...and now my website isn't working, and no-one can tell me why not. Sigh.