Well, after persistence.... I can say I'm on the road to being published. Before you get excited, this is about an article. It's not quite the champagne popping moment of my friend who was extended representation by an agent, but it's wonderful for one simple fact. I can say I'm published. For a new writer, those words are sweeter than "Please, have another cupcake, you look so skinny!"
I will be smiling for days. Writer's Digest is the "bestest", greatest publication ever! Oops, did I give a clue?
Maybe those queries won't make me panic when I get to the personal information paragraph. Keep at it, fellow writers!