Things I have learned:
Proofread, proofread, proofread--especially the word copywriter when you want to be one.
So far every writer encountered over the last several months has offered encouragement, ideas and resources. Note to self, if there is ever a similar opportunity make sure to do the same.
Rudeness is not location specific.
Seeing your words in print is never quite as exciting as when the news arrives that your piece has been accepted.
If you walk around singing the song: “The Sun will Come out Tomorrow,” eventually it will.