Well, it's February first and that means tax time is right around the corner which has me thinking about the business side of this endeavor. And believe me, I try very hard not to think about that side - as evidence by the number of things my inbox holds that are waiting for me to attend to them. (I leave it in the inbox until it's tended to, so I don't forget. Which makes me aware of my laziness on a daily basis. Umm...)
Now I know why some authors hire assistants. ;o)
I have to look at my PayPal statement to make sure that balances. I have to check FB invoices and make sure they match the amounts withdrawn from my bank account. I have to verify my Draft2Digital statement to see if it matches what I have in my spreadsheet. Amazon's payments should've hit my account this weekend, so I have to check that and verify whether everything jibes. Then I have to start my taxes...
Crammed into a padded envelope tucked into the shelf beside me are all the receipts I collected for 2015. Those have to be sorted through and entered into a spreadsheet so I know what goes into which box on the tax forms.
It's not really a big deal. It's just that if I didn't kvetch about it, I wouldn't have anything to talk about. And what would be the fun in that? ;o)
Writing itself is an entirely creative endeavor. But this isn't pure writing. This is a business. As such, I have business stuff to do to make sure this machine continues to run. So I can continue to write and be creative.
None of it should take too awfully long - except the taxes. And I'll feel better after I get it done.
Maybe the next day.
Right now, I need more coffee, then I'll call my mom. Then I'll exercise. Then...
What kinds of things are you putting off today?