Monday, December 6, 2010

My First Royalty Check and Other Adventures of the Weekend!

Up:  I got my first royalty check over the weekend, thus making it official:  I have made money through writing!

Down:  The check for my first quarter of sales was not dissimilar from my weekly unemployment check (which I will soon no longer be getting because my benefits run out at the end of the month).  Yay for following your dreams and winding up utterly destitute!

Up:  I ran a fantastic half-marathon on Saturday.  Judging by the lack of responses to the previous post, I doubt many of you care, but:

That's a 10:14 mile (!).  As a former 12:30-miler, this was an amazing accomplishment for me and I will be gloating about it for some time.

Down:  I woke up sick as hell the day of the race.  I then contracted a second illness and threw up all over the place the evening after the race.  I am still so sick I can hardly move.

Up:  A bunch of Jake stuff happened this weekend in Australia.

Down:  Because I was busy throwing up and running races and half-cheering/half-crying over my financial situation, I missed all of it and do not have a Jake-themed post for you today. :(  (Up:  This is why we have a forum! ;))


coffeecat December 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

I can't make any sense of the photo of Jake with the blond!?

Is it just a case of Back Away from my man, bitch? Or something else

Becky Heineke December 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

It's one of his handlers grooming him for an interview! :) There's a second picture, too, but I liked this one better. I thought it was a brilliant contrast against me fighting my way through my weekend...yeah, I'm feeling melodramatic today. HA!

coffeecat December 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

Thank you PG, you made me LOL. Yesterday I was a moody bitch. Today I still kind of am but I'm mostly crabby.

Call Me Mo December 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Bummer. I was hoping she was about to smack him dead on in the face. I like my version better.

Yay for your 10 minute mile and royalty check! Don't spend it all in one place. ;]

Sam December 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

Well congrats on the ups, and boo hoo for the downs... Lol entertaining as always ;)

KD,  December 6, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

Nothing like that first pay check.

Vanessa December 7, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Wow, I totally feel lame as I missed this post all day yesterday. I just now saw it, seriously. WTF?

First, let me say congrats to you PG for that 1st royalty check, YAY!!! Second, sorry to hear you were so sick & I hope you are much better today. Third, I heard they are extending unemployment benefits for 13 months this morning, maybe that will help you, I hope. & last but not least, what a fucking grand accomplishment for your half marathon! Major kudos to you for having the guts to get thru that & doing EXCELLENT at the same time! I am in complete awe of that, for real. AND I haven't quit doing what I can to push THE BOOK either. I plug it to everyone I know every chance I get. >;-)

Becky Heineke December 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

Vanessa, I appreciate each and every person you mention it to!!! I can't say it enough, your support is amazing and means oh-so-much to me. :)

It was strangely coincidental that the very day I put up this entry, Obama struck a deal with unemployment benefits being part of the package. I'm not sure if I qualify or not...but fingers crossed!

Because I should have said it in the entry itself, THANK YOU to every single one of you who has bought a copy of the book!!!! For wanting to read my story, for giving me a tiny royalty, for supporting me period, for whatever reason you bought it, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. :) Thank you!

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