Hurray, I have just had my first article accepted. I have been advised that unfortunately there is no payment, however it is a major step in the right direction.
I won't give to many details as the moment, however it is a glossy magazine and I only sent the article off to the editor last night, so to receive a reply in such a short time scale is great. It is also the first article that I have ever sent off.
After a bad week all of a sudden my life has got a million times better. It also given me a boost to crack on with some more pieces.