DH was kind enough to read my full completed novella last night, and to my surprise he emailed me this morning (I fell asleep before he was finished reading it!) and told me it was my "best work in a while." That's nice to hear, although I'm not totally sure I agree-- DH and I don't always have identical views and tastes. But I'm glad he liked it. I'll revise it according to his notes (and a few things I thought of after I finished it) today.