Today's big news (well, technically yesterday's, but I didn't get around to dealing with it until after midnight): I've been invited to give a paid lecture on interactive storytelling at SVA. I've given lectures at conferences before, but generally it's been airfare-and-lodging, which when it comes down to it is probably more cash, but feels a lot less like money in my pocket. I'm just excited that I'm actually getting paid to talk about my work: I've managed to get lots of work right around the borders of my interests, but this is one of the first few times I'm actually getting money for my original ideas on storytelling . . . .