I just made my first contact on CW a few minutes ago to a ham in MO. I asent CQ and my call several times on 7.122 and he answered. I froze at first, but got through it. I copied the signal report, QTH, and his name, and 73. That was about it. I sent the same info. Weird hearing your name in CW!
I think I started something great. I'll practice the code for a while before I turn in.
Congratulations! It gets easier fast, and then you will start to know what all the fuss is about. CW contacts are always fun, and I know you will love it!