I would say that this year has been pretty good. I've shared a lot of good news over the past couple months and I have yet more!
A few weeks ago Total E-Bound had a deadline for an anthology. I was cutting it close and emailed the editor. I had a book already to go, but it needed a LOT of work. I was lucky that the editor gave me a couple days.
The story I was subbing was the first story I wrote with the intent of getting published. I pitched it Lori's last year. They requested a full. I sent it in and was rejected. With good cause. It was BAD. lol Of course at the time I didn't know how bad. I found out when I went back through to clean it up.
Well...I cleaned and polished it, cutting TONS of words and subbed it. Today...today I signed the contract! Woohoo! I will be in the Over the Moon Anthology, due out in November!
So...the year is more then half over and I'm floating high! :D