I am rewriting Broken Wings again. This is the second time in two months, and this time I think I may have fixed a lot of problems. Help came in the form of a rejection with some notes on what he thought was wrong. He liked the writing, just didn't feel that the story held up.
So, I'm going to email it off again later tonight to somewhere new.
The problem is that so many places have gone to limited reading times that it's sometimes hard to find a place to drop a story to. I have more hope for it this time.
I am also no longer blind to 'was' constructions. Gives me hope that I'll learn how to write properly yet.