Again, if anyone's interested: I have another story (novella) that's up at fantasycrossing.com; this particular story won a Semi-Finalist in the last quarter that KD Wentworth judged. So read it if you'd like.
Read, Write, Study, Persist. Rejection slips were the best thing WOTF ever did for me.
2nd Book Contracted: The Lords of Vengeance
Book: Last of the Far Gods
1 x Semi-Finalist
8 x HM
1 x the old quarter-finalist