The first contract I've been offerred which includes royalties arrived in my inbox today. Needless to say, that's a fairly exciting development! Of course, I expect the royalties to amount to very little, as it's an anthology and we're sharing between 20 or so writers. But it doesn't matter, it's still a heady feeling to be able to say, I'm going to get royalities on this story! Woo-hoo!