On April 1, I submitted the story "In the Night" to the anthology Love and Rockets, edited by Kerrie Hughes and Marty Greenberg. A few days later, I received an encouraging e-mail from Kerrie, although she didn't use the magic words, so I was cautiously optimistic. Subsequently, I received a second e-mail asking about a title change. More cautious optimism. Today, having received a contract, I throw caution to the winds and allow optimism to reign.