On the subject of the hand injury: eleven stitches, and a stern lecture from the doc; turns out I nearly nicked a branch of my radial artery. Still, I'll have a very cool scar to add to the growing collection, and I think I can guarantee that no one will put a knife blade-up in the dishwasher basket ever, ever again.
I appreciate all the detailed comments on what you'd like to read about the biz, as this gives me a better idea of what concerns writers right now, which translates into timely topics to write about here at PBW and over at the group blog. So thank you all for sharing your concerns as well as giving me much food for thought.
The kids handled the magic hat for me tonight, and the winner of the Agents in the Trades giveaway is:
Laurel, whose is going to warn her kids to "load the silverware with the forks and knives pointed down!" and is looking for "more information on how online MFA programs compare to traditional MFA programs offered at the Universities."
Laurel, when you have a chance please send your ship-to info to LynnViehl@aol.com, and I'll get this package out to you. Thanks to everyone for joining in.