greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"All alone, thank god."

A rainy day, but at least it's not too cold.

Yesterday will go down in the History of Me for two reasons:

1) I didn't take Lamictal. It was the first day since April 2010 that I didn't take Lamictal. It's out of me, and I'm done with it. My mind is going like a race car, but I feel better. My racing mind will adjust.

2) I received my first ever royalty check for Threshold. Yes, the very first. Ever. The novel was published November 1, 2001, and I likely received the on payment half of the advance that same month. So, the last time I received any income from Penguin on this novel was twelve years ago. Until yesterday. Apparently, after twelve years, the book finally earned out. And I have a check for a whopping $82.28. It would have been a little more, but there's my agent's commission. This is only my second ever royalty check from Penguin (I got one for Silk a few years back). So if you're dreaming of getting rich off royalties, of your books taking care of you in your old age...well.


Oh, here's a photo, for posterity:

This is what we call a Reality Check.


No work yesterday. Sooner or later, I have to get past these racing thoughts and get my shit together. I've got a novel to finish. I have decided that Cherry Bomb really is the final Siobhan Quinn novel, it stands, the novel is sort of a mess. I'm going to have to take it apart. If I'm lucky, I won't have to start over. And I have the second "best of" collection to compile. Centipede Press. And there's the new Alabaster mini-series. And...yeah. And my brain, not on Lamictal. And my bizarre sleep rhythms.. I slept nine hours (plus) night before last. Last night five, and I didn't get to sleep until seven a.m. (CaST).

Wrap it up, Kiernan. Nothing to see. Move along.

That Echo Chorus,
Aunt Beast
Tags: 2001, busyness of writing, money, pills for ills, threshold

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