and send us more work. I've been published in smaller non-paying magazines but the paying ones have liked what they've read and have asked me to send them more work.

The Mid-American Review is still reading my story. Told my creative writing professor that they kept sending me newsletters. He said, "Well, looks like you've made it past the slush."

While all this is great (Had an editor tell me I had talent and that the rest was just damn hard work) I feel.....I don't know. Happy and frustrated that I'm so close. The editor of one of the mags I just submitted to wrote me an email saying where I could improve and that she was sorry to reject the stories- they were beautiful and moved her, just were missing pieces. I honestly was in a bad way when I got that rejection. I had gotten an F on my college algebra test and 10 minutes later get that rejection. I feel the future is bright but I want it to happen now. Am a bit scared of all the positivity. What if I fall flat on my face? What if I don't deliver. Too many feels.....