Also, I am absolutely floored by the response to "Heritage." I honestly thought I did a crap job on it, and the positive reviews gave me something to smile about. I have written for fanfiction for several years, and generally, it's hard to get feedback on anything other than a novel, with continual updates. So I am very happy right now. I take this with a grain of salt, of course, because I realize as long as you have proper grammar and spelling, you're already ahead of 70% of the stuff out there. But people said they were very moved, and I'm glad! I think I'm terrible at writing emotion. Sometimes, you need people to tell you they like your writing. Even if it is for something as anonymous and generally shabby as fanfiction.
I'm considering taking a Creative Writing course at the community college over the summer. I've been writing ever since I knew how to hold a pencil, but I've never gotten any formal training. It could be fun. And definitely useful. I will see. My summer is up in the air right now, and I hate that feeling. I like plans. I have to have plans!