What? You actually have sold something?
And someone actually wants to publish what you wrote?
Yes. Modestly I must tell you I have two pieces that will see publication this year. This in addition to all those other things I told you about but which I don't mention. Remember?
Oh, yes. I remember, but now what?
Well, I can tell people how great this is.
I can tell them I have accomplished this thing I want to do.
If you were not such an obnoxious muse, I might do better than I do.