After a few days of editing, and getting the word count to 22,133, I have finally submitted my short story Integration to Tor. Now, they say that the proofreading process will take up to six months due to the sheer volume of submissions so I don't expect any news until at least February 2019. Either way, this is an exciting time for me as I submit my first story to an actual publishing company.
Then in all likelihood receive my first rejection letter!
But I'm happy, and I think this will be a good first step into the industry. Hopefully you'll see this story in print sometime!