A quick update: the story that I said earlier had got through stage one of submission is now through stage two! Totally stoked! Now to wait up to, apparently, 3 months for the final word. Again, if that's as far as it gets, I'll be more than happy. An excellent result for a first try.
Also on the VA front, I now officially give Twitter and my blog a glowing pass mark for being useful tools in finding gigs. I picked up a narration gig yesterday after a friend re-tweeted that a friend was looking for a narrator who could do an English accent for a podcast read. A few emails later and I was in with a grin.
A good way to finish the week.