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Offline ゴジラ

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Celebrating a personal milestone
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:45:23 AM »
For the very first time, my monthly royalties will be enough to pay my mortgage.

Now, to be fair, my house is not expensive. I bought it well after the economy crash, and it's a petite 3 bedroom, 2 bath love den on an acre of desert, so it's not like a Dalgish palace with a pond in the back. ;) But I can pay my mortgage... WITH MY WRITING.

Like, that thing that happens when my fingers mash a keyboard and my forehead bangs on the desk. That thing.

THAT THING IS PAYING MY MORTGAGE.*

mind = blown

*In two months when Amazon payments catch up, but whatever, still exciting

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 09:52:24 AM »
Congrats! That's amazing.

I reached a personal milestone, too - my Amazon and Smashwords profits have reached the $1 mark! Hooray!

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 09:56:27 AM »
Congratulations! We're all working toward that.

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 10:02:22 AM »
Congrats! That's amazing.

I reached a personal milestone, too - my Amazon and Smashwords profits have reached the $1 mark! Hooray!
That's $1 you didn't have before you started writing. ;)

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 10:15:36 AM »
For the very first time, my monthly royalties will be enough to pay my mortgage.

Now, to be fair, my house is not expensive. I bought it well after the economy crash, and it's a petite 3 bedroom, 2 bath love den on an acre of desert, so it's not like a Dalgish palace with a pond in the back. ;) But I can pay my mortgage... WITH MY WRITING.

Like, that thing that happens when my fingers mash a keyboard and my forehead bangs on the desk. That thing.

THAT THING IS PAYING MY MORTGAGE.*

mind = blown

*In two months when Amazon payments catch up, but whatever, still exciting

Yup.  That's the day I knew this was real.  Huge congrats.
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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 10:31:34 AM »
That's $1 you didn't have before you started writing. ;)

Yeah, I'm absurdly pleased with myself. 3 sales (2 amazon, 1 smashwords) on two products in two weeks pleases me.

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 10:38:37 AM »
Woot! Congrats! ;D

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 10:40:50 AM »
Awesome. Congrats.

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 11:10:45 AM »
Congratulations!!!! That is a great milestone indeed. Wishing you continued success!  :)

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 11:15:15 AM »
So awesome! Congrats.

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
Congratulations! May your numbers keep increasing!

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 11:18:54 AM »
Sweet!  congrats. :)
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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 11:23:47 AM »
Seriously, congratulations. That is one massive milestone!

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 11:25:34 AM »
That's awesome! For a few months now I've been letting Amazon royalties pay my bills. My husband is completely amazed.

I say we go crash the Dalglish palace and celebrate!
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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2011, 11:31:06 AM »
That puts a big smile on my face, too. Congrats!

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Re: Celebrating a personal milestone
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 11:36:06 AM »
Wow, thank you everyone! You're all so very kind.

I say we go crash the Dalgish palace and celebrate!
Sounds like fun to me! Just tell me where to put the booze. ;)