Now, this is nothing to get overly excited about. Amazon sends money when the amount owing reaches or exceeds roughly ten dollars. So, I'm expecting only forty or so dollars to arrive. I appreciate it all, of course. I might be able to take myself out to the movies as a treat for this. That's always nice. Sincerely, I am genuinely thrilled to have sold at all, and I'd like to thank those lovely folks who bought my stuff. I really hope you enjoy the stories I shared. If you're one of them, I'd love to hear from you. Honestly, hearing from readers can really make a writer's week. The royalties are nice. That means we have a roof over our heads and food on our tables (if we sell enough, at least). But hearing from readers who liked our stuff is even better.
Last night was also great. Despite my awful headache, I got a lot of cuddly time with the cats. It's so nice to wake up to both cats curled up against you, purring and warm. It does make it difficult to get out of bed, though. I also walked home in the light rain yesterday. It was nice and light, so I didn't mind in the least. Walking home in that weather was a lot more fun than it should've been. It did mean that it took me a while to warm up, though. The cats helped.
This morning, I put on a shirt that I had bought two years ago...? Last year...? Good grief, I can't remember. Anyway, I rarely wear this shirt because it's too damned tight. I bought it without trying it on (word to the wise, don't do that), and I didn't know how it fit when I bought it. So, I don't really wear it. I tried it on this morning, just to see, and, fine, I admit that maybe I've lost a little weight. The shirt fits. That's a good thing. I've been trying for ages, with little effect, if I'm honest. Maybe it's the walking 2+ hours a day (just over one hour to work and another back) this summer. Maybe the weightlifting is finally paying off in more than strength gains. Maybe it's the hot water with lemon slices I've been drinking in the morning. Who knows? It's working. Albeit slowly. Very slowly.
Right, I have writing to do. If I can hit another two thousand words today, I'll be pleased. I have to remember not to be hard on myself if I don't, though. I'll stop blathering now.