First Royalty Statement
This is another one of those ‘let’s bask in the moment’ moments.
I have received my first royalty statement from Lyrical Press, which in my mind is another ‘dance around the room’ kind of occasion.
Since SUFFER THE CHILDREN was released, two and a half weeks ago, I have sold 24 copies. OK, this is hardly in the league of J K Rowling. And the prospect of giving up the day job and living off my earnings is so far away it’s not even a blip on the horizon. But none of this really matters. What matters is, a book I have written has been published, and people have been parting with their hard-earned cash to buy it. More people than just my mum and dad. I am a bona fide, income-earning writer.
It’s just one more small step on the ladder of my writing career, and one more reason to call myself a ‘proper’ writer.
And another reason to open up a nice bottle of wine, I feel. Not that I need much of a reason to do that…