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?