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I Got Paid For The First Time!

Today, something very special happened...

I got paid for the first time for my books! I can officially say I'm a PAID author now!

(As many of you know, I self-published my first trilogy. It didn't do well, so I eventually just made it free to read. My new books were the first ones to be sold. My publishing house sets the price, not me.)

Granted, it wasn't a lot of money, but it's better than nothing. I definitely think it's still worth celebrating. Here's my happy dance:

I got paid for my first book, THE DARK QUEEN, in The Soulless War Trilogy. My publishing house, Fire and Ice Young Adult, was even running an ad for my books to get more exposure. Super excited to get more readers!

So I'm sending this positive energy out into the universe: I pray this will be the first of many paychecks in my writing career. I pray for abundance.

This is a huge step and I'm proud that I didn't give up. If I had, I wouldn't be here right now! (Of course, it isn't all about the money -- I truly love writing and would keep doing it even if I knew it would never be lucrative -- but it feels good.)

As always, thanks for reading! May your hobbies bring you prosperity and good fortune as well.



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