Thursday, February 4, 2010

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?

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

2 comments:

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.

Cheryl

Michael Berish said...

And I thought I was the only one going broke?

Mike Berish
Author of "Reflections from the Pit"
www.realmiamivice.com