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As of a few minutes ago, I officially became a professional novelist.

How do I know?

I mean, after all, my book's been out since late May...

I know because of this:

Amazon just notified me of my first payment deposited to my bank account.

$10.30! Read that and weep, Dalglish! ;) LOL

Now, I'm a professional. :)
 

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Dara England said:
Congrats on the whopping big payday. :D
Yeah, I probably shouldn't brag... Don't need the stalkers now that I'm rolling in the green. ;)

At least not until I get back from that Chipotle run... ;)
 

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CraigInTwinCities said:
As of a few minutes ago, I officially became a professional novelist.

How do I know?

I mean, after all, my book's been out since late May...

I know because of this:

Amazon just notified me of my first payment deposited to my bank account.

$10.30! Read that and weep, Dalglish! ;) LOL

Now, I'm a professional. :)
Congrats.

I had to wait 9 months -- like being pregnant, I suppose. They waited until I'd made over $140 (minimum of $100 on the cheque plus the 30% withholding).

I remember when I first called myself a 'professional'. It was here on these boards after I'd sold my first book. I recalled the path which brought me here from my Grade 10 English teacher who started me writing poetry, to my switch to prose, culminating in putting up my wares on Amazon. I'd give a link, but the message became my "Courtesan" thread and thus would be advertising.

Let's just say I went from Poetic Idealist to Word Slut (showing my stuff to any who would look) to Word Wh--, er Professional.

So congratulations. You can accompany me and we'll stand on the corner of KindleBoards Street and Amazon Ave, propositioning passers-by. "Hey, Reader, looking for a good time? A free sample is yours for the asking."

They may look at us askance, but, hey, we're professionals. Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
 

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PBThompson said:
Congratulations.

So, have you made a list of what you can buy with that first payment? :D

Paul
Dude, like a trip to Chipotle isn't enough? I can retire now!
 

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It's the best feeling and it will fuel you forward.  Congrats!
 

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Thanks, Chris, and all.

Yup, it feels good.

Adding a few zeroes will feel even better someday, LOL, but we all gotta start somewhere!
 

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According to my sales numbers, after 2-1/3 months, I've earned enough to get a check -- in October.  Curse that 60 day wait time!  Wait, it gives me 60 days to plot...er...plan how to spend my ill-gotten loot.

Bwahahahahaha
 
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