Yesterday I got a very nice handwritten rejection note from Boyds Mills Press. Darn, I really thought my story was a good fit for them. But then today, I got a royalty check from Continental for my little leveled readers, and a bear card from Highlights High Five for an action rhyme I submitted. Bear cards don't always mean a sale, but about 70% of the time, they do. I should be getting a check soon for the second story I sold to Young Bucks. These little checks add up!