I do the dance of getting $13 back from the IRS! Hey, it’s a piddly amount, but the last two years I’ve had to pay thousands of dollars, so ANY refund looks really good to me!
I also do the rather less joyful dance of the personalized rejection letter from Thorndike Press for Trapper’s Daughter. Thorndike’s one of the houses I had hope for, so, well, drat, but at least it’s a nice rejection letter. Actually addressed to us and actually signed by the editor, which is a big improvement over the other rejections so far. :) It says:
Thank you for sending your manuscript, Trapper’s Daughter, to Five Star. However, it is not suitable for our publishing program. Your writing shows a lot of promise and I wish you luck in marketing your manuscript elsewhere.
So, y’know, at least she recognizes talent even if we’re not right for their line. :)