Today I'm back into depression and pointlessness again.
I got an e-mail back from the guy at the publishing company (in response to my e-mail asking when the next round of interviews were likely to happen), and he didn't give me much info. It basically said "no decision has been made yet" and that he'd let me know when they had one. After the way the previous interview went, I was expecting more encouragement from him. He closed the note "thanks for your interest" which sounds like what you'd say to the folks who weren't on the finalist list. Sure, he didn't SAY that I was out of the running, but the vibe I got was that I'm currently a long shot at best (like they're going to offer the job to somebody else and I may be a second or third tier "back up plan").
I feel like I'm back at square one on this damned job search.