I have set writing goals and have more energy to perfect my craft. I have received positive feedback from a contest and an editor on my manuscript. I plan on taking more classes, entering contests and submitting to publishers and/or agents. Each time I do, I get closer to my dream of being a published author. My critique group keeps me on track and pushes me to take those scary steps. I have read that many famous authors had thirty rejections before they were finally published so I’m in good company!