My academic journal is to be published in a few weeks, and I did get a copy of the table of contents -- there I am! Very good news. I can now almost beleive that it is ging to happen. This is a big career deal for me, as I march towards tenure. And of course tenture would give me the freedom and stability to pursue creative work in a more serious manner. Good news.
My creative work is to be published in about a month or so. Not quite as important for the career, but important for me personally and as a writer. Will be nice to get a publication under the belt.