My month (so far):
1. My book proposal didn’t sell.
2. American Heritage, the magazine I hoped to sell the story to (in case the proposal didn’t sell), went out of business.
3. The doves nesting on our porch abandoned their eggs.
4. The seersucker shirt I bought from Lands’ End last year for $29.50 was listed in the company's overstock catalogue for $9.99.
5. I have a toothache.