"We have several stories in the que ahead of yours so it may about two weeks before we send it to edits. When it comes back from edits with any recommended changes, we'll send it back to you for revision. When the final edits are done a cover will be created and sent to you for your review. After that, it will be immediately published. This may take altogether about 4-6 weeks depending upon the amount of editing/revision required."
So not long until I can officially call myself a professional! Also included in the email was a very exciting proposal. This has to stay a secret for now, partly because it is in the very early stages and partly because I don't want to jinx myself but as soon as I can speak about it then I will. Exciting times :D