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Yesterday after much hand-wringing and procrastination I submitted my latest novel to an editor.

You will not believe what happened as soon as I clicked ‘submit’.

Let me set the scene. The cranky, overheated author is sitting in a wooden rocking chair on his front porch. Out of nowhere two bright yellow and black swallowtail butterflies proceed to chase each other in a wild and wonderful aerial dance. This continued for at least five minutes and then they both ascended up and up until they were out of sight.

I know you probably don’t believe me but this did happen.

This world is stranger and more fantastic that we will ever know.