Clubhouse Magazine just accepted my story "The Easter Prize" for publication.
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief-- the sale means that I'll turn a profit for the year. (a small one, but a profit nonetheless)
That makes 3 years running that my earnings from writing have exceeded my expenses (paper, postage, paper clips, SCBWI membership and a copy of Writer's Market... I'm so glad that this field has such low overhead!)
Now even the IRS will have to consider me a professional! =)