So far only one check, but I'm hoping for the next two to come in rapid succession to help pay for ... GRAD SCHOOL! Yes, I finally got in my MFA program and it's looking good, although my fulltime job is less than thrilled with the prospect of losing me eight hours a week. Hopefully, they understand the greatness of it all and relent, especially since other employees are already doing a similar program.
Meantime, I pitched to NYTimes "Modern Love" and only after pitching realized my essay was 500 words too short. I will learn for next time.