MomGoth is singing happy little songs today because of four happy things that happened yesterday.
- I got my first royalty check from Amazon for the short story collections I self-published for Kindle (and at Smashwords, but Smashwords hasn’t sent me a check so NO DANCE FOR YOU, SMASHWORDS! It wasn’t a big check, unless you think $10.41 is big, but I’m being all Four Yorkshiremen about it and saying, “Boot it were a check to oos.” And here’s the original sketch o’ that, for all you yoong people:
- The fabulous, fabulous Amanda Borenstadt, steampunk queen supreme, reminded me of word clouds at Wordle, and I did one for EEL’S REVERENCE:
- I got a call inviting me to present awards at a local middle school’s Young Authors Celebration. Not only is it an honor, it’s a pleasure to get to encourage young people toward rewarding and enriching careers as authors, so that they, too, can go to the mailbox some day and find they have received checks for $10.41 for six months’ sales.
- My editor at Echelon Press tells me she’s within hours of getting my edits on FORCE OF HABIT to me, and that she thinks they’ll be easy ones. 🙂 On the same subject (FORCE OF HABIT), I’m having tons of fun writing “By the Book”, the short story accompanying it. I told my 10-year-old grandson the premise and he was most amused.
Busy day today, working the concession stand for my church at an auction (that’s conCession, not conFession–I’m Disciples of Christ, not Catholic), then going to the Presbyterian Church for a Mardi Gras feast. They give away beads, but you don’t have to show anything but money for charity.
WRITING PROMPT: List four happenings that made your main character happy.