Currently my objective for 2008 (other than get my book published and earn/win enough to live on for the year) is to become a member of the Horror Writers Association.
To become an affiliate (okay that's as far as I aim this year) I have to earn $25 (done) for a horror story of 500 words or greater (not done, 100 words paid, 150 words unpaid - can I add them together?).
So a bit to go yet. :)