Today was a milestone event for me. I had to learn how to handle taxes on my royalties. All in all, it's pretty straightforward, but it was still something I didn't know until now. But it's cool that I'm making enough in royalties that I have to deal with it.
Along the way, I got to have one of those cool conversations that I've dreamed about having as a writer. I've been published since 2011, and I finally feel as if I'm "making it" as an author. I knew I'd get here, but it's nice to be able to see my progress as a writer.
Today, if I had to give any advice to an aspiring writer, artist or any other creative person, it's that persistence pays off.