So, I'm taking a few days off to get my head on straight again. You'll know this has been accomplished when I stop checking my mail every five minutes to see if the editor has gotten back with me about Garden Variety... I don't know why I do this, especially since I didn't hear back about Golden Moments for... eh, I believe the due date for Steamlust was in March and I didn't hear back until the 2nd of May. But for the first few days, I sit on my email like a nesting bird.
* I usually describe stories as being "In the Hopper" (still working on it... not even enough to be considered a first draft), "In" (I'm working on them now!), "In Beta" (awaiting feedback from a test audience) or "Out" (out the door to the editor/publisher)