I have some exciting news to share. You know the kind where you jump up and down wildly, screaming so loud people in Russia can hear you. I’m officially a paid author!!!
Ok so $7.12 isn’t exactly the kind of cash you want to throw on the bed and roll around in, but it’s something. I held the check in my hand and it hit me. My short story and poem were published and I got paid for it. It feels really nice.
I’ve been working really hard to keep my New Year’s resolution to write everyday. This kind of news keeps me inspired. I submitted a short story to Pseudopod last month. Finger’s crossed lightning strikes twice in one month.
When did you officially become a paid author? How much was your first paycheck? How did it make you feel?