On Tuesday, I got my first royalty check! I couldn’t believe it. Here was real money I had earned from something I’d created with my own little hands and half-functioning brain. I felt great, I felt like dancing, I felt like royalty. I’m considering having a parade. I sold many more books than I was expecting – so thank you, people out there who bought my book. The money wasn’t great – I earned like a $1.64 off each book. But everyone always says don’t expect to get rich being an author (unless you’re a bestseller). And since I never expected big money, I was quite pleased with what I had made.

Still I had to tell my husband who was already running for the phone, “Don’t quit your job just yet!”

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