ALCS sent me another cheque this morning - Thankee kindly, sir and God bless!
They function like the PLR system in this country, collecting library fees and so on for authors. A couple of my books have been sold overseas, so I filled in the forms, not expecting much. Well, as usual with my cheques, there are rows of zeros at the wrong side of the figures, but it's all good practice for the days of milk and honey.
I wrote another 750 words today, but I wouldn't say I've got started properly yet.