Was so excited to get a magazine today and find I've had a letter published on the letter's page! It should pay £30, and I hadn't been notified, but it's ridiculously exciting to see my name in print.
The letter was edited to within an inch of its life (very expertly, though, to be fair) and it's not the same as having fiction published somewhere, but I don't care today. I'm still fizzing from the pleasure of knowing that I've essentially been paid for something of mine that is in print. There are so many rejections to celebrate, I think any success should be, too!