I received my first royalty check recently. With that comes great responsibilities. Okay maybe that is a bit of an overstatement. It was for the preordered copies of my book prior to September 7th when it was officially released.
Since I been recording every step of the way on this journey I printed out the statement from PayPal signifying the next step on this road. I have read, and I agree, to celebrate every success regardless how small versus how big. I been doing that with videos, pictures, copies of statements and the likes. I been posting on all my social media outlets that I have created over the last few years. This was a special occasion though hence the motivation behind the picture. I treated myself to one of my favorite desserts, tiramisu, and a glass of wine with my lunch.
But to receive payment for something I absolutely love to do is amazing to me. I have heard of this happening from athletes to business people and all in between. But since I became disabled from a career I absolutely loved, which was a chemist, I have not had that luxury of enjoying being paid in money for a job.
It has now happened, the money has been transferred to my account and it sits waving at me with a big smile on its face. I am sure it is saying, “Way to go Sharon. You’re on your way.” I like to think it is saying that.
Here’s to the many people who are writers and are trying to make it happen. I wish you must success whether that be big or small. Just enjoy the ride.