Tax guy has come and gone. I was pretty well prepared this time around, though of course it was a mad scramble to get everything ready. Still, I have to say that after doing this for <mumble> years, I have a pretty decent system for it. Not perfect, by any means, but pretty decent.
Tax season is also the time when I appreciate anew the database I built lo these many years ago, which I use to track not only submissions, but also expenses and sales. And damn, is it slick, able to retrieve the necessary data with just a few keystrokes, which can then be easily imported to Excel.
Not that tracking sales is normally a difficult task for me, you understand—especially last year. But still . . . it’s a pretty slick database. Y’all don’t mind if I pat myself on the back, do you? Thanks.
Once I got taxes out of the way, I managed to bang out another thousand words of that new scene for From Earth I Have Arisen. Again, my inability to multitask is apparent. But hey, word count, is word count, so here’s Magic Meter:
It’s gonna be a bit longer than I had thought, looks like. No surprise there. And once I finish it, I have to figure out how to insert it into the body of the novella. I might have to break it into a couple of pieces.
But those are concerns for later. Taxes are done for another year, and I can get back to revising this thing, which I hope to have finished by the end of the month.
Write Club update: Just over three months to a tier one reject from Night Terrors.
Nose, grindstone. I believe you two are acquainted.