Woke up to cold this morning. Winter's been so mild, it took me by surprise. Put in some decent time at the keyboard, despite a few minor distractions. Never surprised at how long the creative process can take, but I'll be damned if I've ever seen anything as pathetically lethargic as the academic literary review process. How can a manuscript languish in a system as long as six months? A year? I don't care how many submissions you receive, there's no excuse for it. It's unprofessional. Restrict your submissions and learn how to respond in a timely manner. Jesus.
There is a long list of people in this world who need to be buggy whipped, and/or publicly caned, but they shall remain unnamed for the moment.