I have no idea, for here. I write for a living in real world scenarios. I get paid to produce things like Press Releases and Legal Briefs and technical letters in Face to Face business dealings.
The pay is the validation.
I think that when we get paid that is really good for us as writers. Some maybe want to make a living at it here. -- Do not give up your day job.
But for those here using this as a part of a diversified writing portfolio who get a pay out. Hoorah baby!!! Hoorah!
I call it the "write/right on" and pump my hand in the air. And probably do a jig. Being paid to write is such an honor. Can you even imagine how others wish they could do what you do??? It is a gift and brings such more richness to life.
Honey child when you get your pay out. Skip a beat, celebrate, share it and be so happy for your gift.
So I answer this with a demand and command. Cherish success in writing. See it as your victory over poverty of ignorance, a gift to all others and an achievement worth celebrating and feeling really damn good about.