I just discovered I hit a milestone with my writing. In July 19 mumble mumble, my first story was printed in an amateur publication. I wrote it earlier that year; I wish I could remember when. The story was silly, goofy, mediocre writing at best; I think it had the word women 5 times in the first paragraph. But Roberta Rogow saw something in it or me, I guess, and as for me, I fell in love with writing. I wrote stories in school -- assignments -- and liked it, did this and that in high school, but this was serious love. Sometimes love/hate.... but I was lucky for Roberta Rogow and so many other supportive people, including readers and people in the theater. I can't believe it's been mumble mumble years. All amateur, but you never know.