Today I saw an email from Phoebe in my inbox, and I thought, maybe they accepted my story because it's my birthday! But they didn't, and really I think that's just as well. It confirms a sort of status quo for this day to not expect too much, and to keep on working like every other day.
A terrific birthday surprise, though, was a second round of cover options for my novel. This is my favorite game ever.
I am 28. I can deal with that.