Bad news: the approval came 24 hours after the due date for stories.
Good news: the editor gave me until 15 May.
Bad news: I only have until 15 May.
Good news: I really wanted to write this story and am grateful for the opportunity.
Bad news: the editor on a project terri_osborne and I were going to collaborate on if it went through didn't go through.
Good news: it wasn't because of anything we did, but because of the way the project shook out. I'm not at all convinced that said shaking out is tenable long-term, and we'll still be here if I'm right. *grin*