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.
9 thoughts on “My First Royalty Check”
that first check always feels so good- mine was only $25 but it felt like a million.
I see you get it. LOL Yeah it feels pretty darn good.
Congrats! Thats very exciting 😀
Thanks Ashley. It is regardless of the size, you know?
Absolutely 🙂 It’s a symbol of your great accomplishment in the author world. Your book is out there, being read by readers, and you’re getting paid for doing what you love. That’s amazing!
You just truly summed it all up so nicely. Thanks. 🙂
Congratulations! There’s nothing like seeing a return on something you’ve worked so hard on. Hope it keeps rolling for you. 🙂
Thank you buddy means a lot. I even framed my first dollar. LOL