Today I was distracted by a letter from an editor at what I hope will be my publishing house for a book I'm working on (as second author):
"I thought I would send the two reviews I have received on to you.
As you can see the feedback is overwhelmingly positive and it is clear that there is a real gap in the market for a work of this kind. Unusually, there were no suggestions from the reviewers for any changes, so I feel very confident that my Publishing Board will be as enthusiastic about the book as I am."
And then I was told that another book to which I contributed a chapter will be out in June.
And with all that, and some work to do for other folks, and a birthday party for my friend, somehow it feels pretty easy to skip the other book for a day.
Which probably isn't the best excuse...