Something like this means little enough in the grand scheme of things--there's no money and minimal glory--but damnit, it's still nice to hear. Moreso because I bear great respect for some of the judges. Plus I can swipe it as a jacket quote for the next print volume, and that's always a good thing!
Meanwhile, printing continues. While it would be crass to state sales totals (and jumping the gun, since it's only the beginning of December) I will note that I have spent over $700 on ink, paper, and mailing stuff in the last month, which is like three times my usual monthly total. Christmas is big. Also exhausting. I need trained elves. (Unless they looked like Sings-to-Trees. That would just get me into trouble.)
Also, if you're in the US, and you want prints, and you want them by Christmas, now would be a fabulous time to order!