I got my first paycheck for writing this week:
Amazon calls it a “remittance advice,” and it’s for the print copies of DARTS
sold during the month of March. I haven’t yet received one of these nifty notices for the digital copies yet. There’s a minimum dollar value for digital ($100) and I’m still a wee bit shy. No complaints though: published AND paid, baby! (Just don’t expect me to buy your extra guacamole.)
Technically, I got paid for some blog-work I did for my brother back in 2006, and I also won a significant cash award in 2007 for a short story. But this feels different. (Being paid by a dispassionate robot like Amazon always does.)
DR: HERE IS YOUR REMITTANCE ADVICE. BY MY CALCULATIONS, YOU MAY NOW AFFORD 1.237 BURRITOS. HAVE A NICE DAY.
BKH: I’m rich!
So this week feels like Christmas, like winning the lottery.
And here’s the thunder: today I received a $50 check for an anecdote published in the spring 2015 issue of BYU Magazine. I wonder how many burritos I could get for that?