The Check in the Mail

I got a check in the mail the other day. A very special check: It came from a Christian Retreat Center bookstore that had actually sold some of my books! I ran round the room. I opened and closed the envelope and opened it again. And I gazed in awe at the numbers, the calculations, the percentage I got paid, then just kept looking at the words.

I got paid! Yes, that's really what the letter said. They really did sell some of my books and pay me!

So tomorrow I'm taking a box with me to a church bookstore in town, hoping perhaps they might take some on consignment too - hoping even more for more buyers. And I'm checking on Lulu and wondering... Maybe one day...


Hang in there, Sheila. As you may have noticed on my blog today, I finished my first novel nearly 20 years ago in 1990. It was in 2002 that I first saw publication. Believe me, perseverance pays.
Stephanie Faris said…
Yay. That's an awesome feeling! And Chester's right...perseverance is everything. That's what I keep telling myself, after having written my first novel in 1996!
Helen Ginger said…
Yay. Congratulations. I could feel the excitement in your post. Cool.

Straight From Hel
One never knows what's going to happen with consignment books. Congrats on the sales and the check. Maybe there will be a while lot more!

Unknown said…
Money you get from writing is a lot more fun than money you get from anywhere else, though it doesn't spend any different.

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