Seeing your work on the web or in print for the first time.
Reading something you’ve written and genuinely enjoying it.
Having something to put on your writing CV when sending work out! This is especially true if you’ve spent ages trying to get anything accepted.
Being able to say you are a published author!
If work appears in book form, when you receive your copy of it. It is a special moment holding that copy for the first time.
Waiting ages to receive your copy of your first published work and then there’s a postal strike!
People not appreciating it is difficult to get published so when you say your work is out they don’t realize what an achievement it is.
When you can’t access the website where your doubtless splendid work is there for all the world to see. Okay this is temporary and in my case has been down to my modem playing up but it’s still frustrating!