After years of sporadically collecting rejections, I received my first payment for something I’d written. Well, for fiction at least. Review copies of books don’t count in this context. And while it’s not professional rates by SFWA standards, I got paid for it, so by that loose definition it’s professional. I just transferred the money from my Paypal account to my bank account. What a rush. I can definitely get used to that. Anyway, the story is supposed to be available in a few weeks, so I’ll post a notice when that happens.