Patience is a virtue. PAH! How long should you wait for a reply from a journal re acceptance or rejection? Rejection is swift they say. ( They meaning collectively the folks I've asked ) The longer the better? I disagree. The longest is one whole bloody year. Which is unacceptable. They returned it claiming it was unsuitable for their journal. In the meantime, life goes on. I am now on page 50 of " The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble. Slow slow slow progress because this week has been surprisingly busy. It's Friday and this is the time to unwind. We have a long weekend with Monday being a public holiday. Picture is of self.....taken at the Pavillion. The drums were left on their own whilst the mock dragon dance folks went to presumably pee. It looked so tempting I just had to DRUM on one of them.