A friend called yesterday insisting I send my novel to his agent because he (the friend) had read and liked it (the novel). You don't get that kind of a phone call every day. I've been revising the ending. (I kind of think the novel rushes to its conclusion due to my anxiety about ending it properly, so I need to think about how to get back in there and slow it down a little.) Anyway, I sent it off because the agent's assistant wanted it now, and I am nothing if not obedient. Whatevs. It'll be a new rejection to post in a few months.