I've been shouting about the silver linings happening in the past couple of weeks, but neglected to mention the 'dark side'.
In the same time period, I also had:
A brief but pleasant standard R from Carina (on another story).
A brief but pleasant standard R from Woman's Weekly on a short story...
And, most sadly of all, a very nice R from the New York Agent who's been considering my first crime book since last November.