In case you didn't know, I'm a bona fide writer now. Yep. I have weilded the pen at the people, and the people have determined me worthy. I'm actually getting paid, which is a huge deal in the writing world.
Not only was it published online at http://sasee.com/2010/10/01/petticoats-parrots-and-other-tales/, but it will also be in the pages of their deliciously glossy local magazine. I have never seen my work in print that didn't come from my own inkjet, so I'm anticipating this moment.
I truly feel that my work will be innately better with a glossy magazine-y sheen.
Even if they did edit out the word "asshole" (which I was kind of committed to, but will deal with because I really don't have that much artistic integrity--I'm just happy to get paid). So send positive vibes my way. Maybe with this kind of highly regionalized exposure I'll be lucky enough to gain three or four more followers.
A girl can dream, right?