Income Tax and the Reality of Writing

Trying to get a jump on things I have to do, I opened up Turbo Tax and began working my way through all the questions. Unfortunately I don't have all the 1099s I need to finish, but I did complete Schedule C.

There's nothing like doing your taxes to learn how little you make with you books and how much you spend on promotion.

Sometimes I wonder why I keep on doing it, but I know the answer. I love it as I see a story unfolding in my mind and being transferred by my fingertips.

And believe it or not, I also enjoy the promotion. I like speaking about my books to potential readers. I enjoy the conferences and conventions that I attend. I've been able to see much of the country I'd never have seen if I hadn't gone to many mystery conventions and writing conferences.

Promoting on line is fun and I've made a lot of new friends that way, so that's a plus.

So, whether I make much money with my books are not, I'll continue writing.

Is there anything that you do that you wonder at times why you're doing it?



Cheryl said…
And you're good at promotion too, so that helps.

I wonder why I keep volunteering for things when I really don't have the time to take on anything else. No can be so hard to say.

Michael Berish said…
And I thought I was the only one going broke?

Mike Berish
Author of "Reflections from the Pit"

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