Even better, the editor is a friend of mine and I told him he just really made my day. That I needed some good news and he said: "And amusingly enough, I read your LJ right before I hit my slush pile, but I was so in “work mode” that I didn’t make the connection until just now. So I think that speaks for the quality of the work, instead of me trying to give a friend a break."
I really needed to hear that.
Ok. Now to go send in the NDA.