A royalty statement came in! You have no idea how happy and thrilled and excited I am--Girls in Trouble is four years old and it is still selling, which is amazing and wonderful, and part of the royalty was also for Coming Back to Me which is six years old. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you, whomever bought my book. I owe you a signed watercolor. I owe you a hug. I owe you a night out on the town. I owe you everything because royalties mean that the publisher is happy because you earned back your advance. It means your chances of publishing again are that much better. And best of all, it means you have readers, which is really the most important thing of all.
As for us, we're heading for the Mac store where Jeff is getting a Mac laptop and I'm getting the itouch.