As you know, my first short story comes out next week! As you can imagine, I’m beyond excited! This is my first big step to being a writer. Since fifth grade I’ve had that dream, and now I’m beginning to walk in it. I know that landing a short story in a magazine with 600 active subscribers is a far cry from the New York Times best seller list, but it’s the furthest I’ve ever been. And to me, it’s the end of a diving board, and I’m just learning how to swim.