It's hitting home I have a contract (or will when it shows up in the mail, anyway) and have shuffled a very small step from the pre-published to the almost-published!
But - right now - I'm in between published and unpublished.
For me that means - NO CONTESTS! And I am, after all, a contest junkie.
Yes - there are a few that accept entries from published authors (or us 'tweenies), but not many.
Never mind - I'm going to have plenty of work (and edits) to keep me busy.
Now - what to do with all that money I'll save? Hmmm.