I submitted an article to a bird mag I read, and it was accepted! I've wanted to be a writer for years, been writing forever... But I thought it was pretty cool that I got a contract on only my 2nd try! Don't know when it'll be in print, but it feels good to be * working* after being unemployed for almost 4 years... And this inspired my husband to help get that spare bedroom - my son's old room - ready for me to use as my office. My desk is all set up, computer, printer, the whole deal. <crackin' my knuckles, big ol' grin!> I plan to write free lance stuff like that and submit to the bird mags while I keep working on my real love - horror novels! If I can get a few mag bylines on my resume, that'll help get the publishers attention on the books. Not too shabby for a broken ol' chick like me, anyways.