You can tell a lot by reading faces, but why bother? In my case, you can learn everything about what's going on in my life simply by taking a glance at my fingernails. Are they long with colored polish? Things are going great. Are they short with clear polish? Something is stressing me out. Are they ragged and look like they've been through a cheese grater? The stress is mounting. Are they in my mouth? I'm behind on a book schedule.
Right now I'm so far behind in writing, that if I bite my nails any more I won't have any fingers left.
My editor said she wanted the book in November. I should have it to her by November 45th or so . . .