In other news, I'm working on the "submission package" to send Learn to Howl (book one of my werewolf trilogy) to Angry Robot Books for their open door submissions right now. My dear friend Kelly has read it and given me valuable feedback, and I still feel pretty confident about it. I do have another novel I'm finishing and polishing, which I will be querying agents with, but I feel like nobody wants werewolves anymore unless they're really different (even though they're still being published all the time, since I see them at the library), so I'd have a better chance "catching" an agent with a non "beastie" book.
I've got new hours at the library, so I'm essentially doing 9-5 like a "real" grown up. Right now, I'm adjusting (oh, am I adjusting!) but it'll be great in the spring and summer, when I can walk to and from work, and then take Elka out after work in the remaining hours of sunshine. My new boss is also exceptionally dog friendly, so I intend to work on Elka's public access training with an eye towards taking her to work once in awhile. In addition to her self-control training, the big issue is just how big she is. There's only so much room at the library, and we fill a lot of it without a giant Doberman! Though I think her presence might also encourage the manners of same patrons to improve, so there's that.