Must, must take a moment to honor the amazing Suzanne Finnamore, who in her latest novel wrote these words which I intend to now live by:

“There will be critics in abundance, critics are hiding behind bushes and inside armoires and underneath lawn chairs. Anyone can be a critic; it is the only job that has no prerequisites. But not everyone can play the flugelhorn. Remember that.”

If you haven’t read Otherwise Engaged, you should. And the Zygote Chronicles is even better…..