First Paycheck

I got my first paycheck for writing this week:

Amazon CheckAnyone want to go out for a burrito?

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?

BYU Check (rev1)

Needless to say, I probably need to rethink my pricing structure. While I’m doing that, feel free to subscribe, follow, or look at books.

First Paycheck

8 thoughts on “First Paycheck

  1. Jaime says:

    You are published in BYU Magazine, too? Wow, I can hardly wait to read whatever your anecdote is about! I consider that mag to be the cream of the crop. You are climbing that mountain, Ben, keep embracing both the challenges and the joys of this journey.

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