How do you do? I've been writing all my life, but now I'm writing creative fiction. My goal is to become author of a published novel. I figure it's easier to break into short stories, so I am focusing my attention there. Five of my stories have been chosen by webzines (two non-paying, one token payment, and two semi-pro). My reasoning is that I am building a resume' that a professional market will pay attention to, but I'm guessing. I'm open to suggestions. I'm visiting writing forums because I want advice about what happens as my writing improves enough to get accepted by better and better markets. I write mostly science fiction (or pieces that take place in a science fiction world), some mainstream, a few horror stories, and one that is modern fantasy.