It takes so little to make me ecstatically happy in life. I try to go by the motto, “There’s nothing more to happiness than having something to look forward to.” Even with the sentence ending in a preposition, it’s a good mantra. The saying has gotten me through some rough moments.
Yesterday’s mail delivery sent me into exhilaration mode, though. I received my first royalty check from Amazon for my e-book/novella, Contained! It’s not so much a nerd’s euphoria, but I’m very pleased with the wee little amount of money from sales so far. Amazon KDP apparently pays out ever six months — as long as there are some sales. Fortunately, I’ve had a few now.
It’s a humble beginning, and I hope there are future royalties. Topping my wish list, though, are more ideas for stories to come. Writing inspiration and many future works are definitely things to which I can certainly look forward!