Still employed: _√_
All teeth intact (see above): _√_
Survived dog: _√_
Survived Thanksgiving: _√_
Survived Christmas: _√_
Survived New Year’s: _√_ (pending)
Revisions completed: ___
Oh, wait. “Revisions completed” seems to be lacking a _√_ .
Can that possibly be because I'm not finished with them yet?
"What? WHAT??? How dare you insinuate this novel is a hopeless cause?"
"Shh, it's okay, it's okay...she won't hit you again, I promise."