I was going to use this space to rant about the doctor who is treating my son, but then I got some really good news and changed my mind. I found out today that my young adult story, “Pilgrimage,” which appeared in Cicada a couple issues back, was award the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Magazine Merit Award for Fiction! Woo hoo! I’d been hoping for an Honorable Mention at best, so this is great!! Now I’m slightly more motivated to try to turn it into a novel.