If anyone knows anyone who's gone through the process before, tips are most welcome. Good luck to all of you with your current endeavors. I'm going to get crackin'!
P.S. I have continued working on the short story. Added 1,400 words yesterday; looks like it'll total about 4,000 when it's finished. As yet, refuses to be titled.
P.P.S. My writing article, "From Idea to Story", is now up at Absolute Write.