I'd like to return the favour and offer Anna my most sincere congratulations on finding a publisher. She hasn't told the whole story yet, so I don't know who is the publisher or when the expected release date is, but I expect she will soon. I'll let you know as soon as I know.
I am so incredibly happy for her! Hopefully we'll be celebrating together soon, when I announce that I've found my publisher... hopefully.
I have been desensitised to rejection. Well, I don't get upset over individual rejections, but the pile of them does get to me some. I can't imagine how I might react if ever someone agreed to publish me. There would be champagne involved, I'm sure.
Oh, and the Forgotten English word of the day isn't a word, but a phrase:
Bag of nails: American thieves' cant. Confusion; topsy-turveydom. From "bacchanals."
- John Farmer's Slang and Its Analogues, 1890