On the hunt for MG and YA mysteries...
I'm always a bit gobsmacked when someone actually pays me for something I've written.
I'll let you know when it happens.
I really like your "Made It" moment, Fleur. While we may say "I'll know I made it when I'm a Jeopardy! question" or "When Russell Crowe is starring in the film version" the truth is that made-it moments will surprise you. It'll be some business-as-usual moment and you're like: Whoa. I'm an author.
Getting paid is nice too :-) And you're right, Jenny: it's those unexpected moments that do it.
Hasn't happened yet. I'll let you know. Whoops, see even that wasn't original!