This past week has seen the appearance of my second short story, "Children of Frogs," which is still visible at www.dailysciencefiction.com if you search the archives. I got a lot of feedback on the story, most of it positive and learned a great deal from the experience. While it might be a while until my next story appears, this was a happy moment.
Also nice was getting my first payment on a story. I know it's a small thing, but having in my hands the share of profit of what I've written was a ridiculously good feeling. Then followed by a little tinge of 'gee, I thought it would be for more, and then, but I didn't have this amount before today and now I do.' It was a confusing three seconds. Now, I think I'll frame it and move on.