That's right! Finally my article has been accepted for publication and with minimal suggestions for revision. This is my first article! Holy cow. I've been shopping it around for a while now and thought about dumping it altogether many, many times. When I read the laundry list of changes that accompanied the acceptance letter I was a little put off, but once I sat down to make the crazy stylistic changes (like changing "&" to "and" and spelling out abbreviations like etc (why???) and ALL numbers (why??) and writing percent rather than "%," I realized it was actually a breeze and far less of a nuisance than I thought it would be. It took me a little more than an hour to make the stylistic changes. I've already resubmitted the thing. The editor even thinks he'll be able to get it into the next issue. Sweet. I will be published. Wow.
Of course, this also means I have absolutely no excuse for sitting on the other two papers I can send out. That would be something! Three papers in one year... I can only imagine.