Free Money

Ahh, the royalty check. It’s always a little like Christmas morning. You know it’s coming, you’re never quite sure how much to expect, but you know what it means: free money. Of course, I need to get out of the habit of spending my free money before it arrives, but hey, I’m human. <g> So I got my January royalty check today (for the fourth quarter, which covers books sold in June, July and August). I also got paid from Khimairal Ink, which is nice.

It’s always nice to get money for writing. Especially on days when you feel like you just can’t write another word. It inspires you to put the nose to the grindstone and get to it. I have two stories to write for various obligations, then I can get to revising The Following Sea and send that in to see what Barb and Linda think of it. Wish me luck there! Hopefully I’ll have all my stuff done by February so I can start my first novel of 2009. I’m thinking perhaps Claire Lance #4 or the Dash Warren novel. We’ll see what the muse says!