$28 to be exact! Lol. Needless to say, I wasn't back flipping over my first little check. But pushing away any disparaging thoughts, I continued writing, hopeful that one day I'd be able to live comfortably off royalties. Less than six months later, I finally achieved that goal. Yet the task was far from easy. NO AUTHOR will be an overnight success. Up until that point, I marketed, interacted, and built relationships via Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. I wrote nearly every single day--often sacrificing leisure time and activities so I could finally have the following I was aiming for.
I can still remember many days when friends popped over, expecting me to go out only for me to turn them down. My whole point is, it takes time, patience, and ambition to see results. Sacrifices have to be made. Time and effort must be put in. I'm still not completely at where I want to be, but my goal is to keep pushing until I finally get to Stephen King status! Lol.
One of my favorite sayings is, "You Can't Have That Life Until You Put In That Work".