Problem is, though, I made some dumb editing mistakes. There were a couple of places where I left out a definite article where one was needed, and another where I left in a superfluous 'and.' I think each error stemmed from a time when I altered a sentence. The thing is, I still think the story is good, but the editing mistakes probably make me a dead duck. I'm still going to cross my fingers and hope for the best though.