From John yesterday:
“I don’t want to over-enthuse, but I have to tell you this is absolutely outstanding. I love it and was completely hooked from the first few pages. I hope you are much further along than the sample you sent because I am really anxious to see where you go with this — wow! This will be a thrill to send around, and unlike your previous couple of manuscripts, which were excellent too but stood in the shadow of some previous blockbusters in a similar milieu, this one will stand alone, I think. Just so happy to see you taking on something you can make so uniquely yours, and also that should find its own place in the market. Bravo!”
Somehow, the lights on my tree are even brighter. Well, everything is really, really shiny and bright today!