Sunny Saturday

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At least it’s sunny here and mild out. I have a meeting with my accountant in a little while for taxes. If you hear a wailing sound in an hour or so, it’s just me.

The purpose of this blog post is to apologize for The Tattooed Barista not being available yet. It’s almost a week from when I had planned for it to be out and a day past the revised release date. I’m so sorry, y’all. (more…)

Debra Moore – The Business of Writing

Hey y’all… I received a letter from a dear friend of mine, Debra Moore. I’ve known her online for a few years now. She was one of the first people I met when I started out at Cobblestone Press. We’ve spent some Saturdays, early in the morning, writing and just chatting and she’s always been such a wonderful and level-headed writer/friend, so when she sent this to to me, I wanted to be sure and share it with any of my blog followers who may also be authors or aspiring authors…

Hey, girl! Guess what I’ve been up to?

I had several conversations with a group of writers a while back about finances. We all agreed there are no books out there geared to what we, as writers, need to know about business. They suggested that I write that book, so I took their advice to heart. I wrote the book that needs to exist! My new book, The Business of Writing, went live on Amazon last week! Unlike other finance and business books out there, this one is specifically for writers and the challenges we face.

I’ve been doing bookkeeping and creative writing for over twenty-five years, and I was finally able to combine the numbers side and creative side of my brain to produce a book every writer will find useful.

My book will show how to save time and money all year long as well as during tax season. This way, writers can focus on writing instead of stressing over the financial side of the business.

In the book, I’ve included information on managing the daily bill and receipt piles with a tool called the Money Journal. There are tips and tricks on tracking all financial matters along the way quickly and easily—and in a way that will save them time and money at tax time. The book covers how the structure of our businesses is so important and can make a huge difference come tax time. Also, the book has an exhaustive list of expenses specific to writers—some that writers are probably already tracking, and many they may not be.

There is a lot more information in the book, and I included loads of links to forms I designed, spreadsheets writers would find helpful, and IRS publications every writer should know about.

I know you get financial questions all the time. Here’s the link to the Amazon page. There’s more information about everything the book contains there. I priced it economically so every writer could get one. http://www.amazon.com/The-Business-of-Writing-ebook/dp/B007A2741Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329595829&sr=8-1

Debra Moore

www.moorebookkeeping.com

Moore Bookkeeping—because you went into business to make money, not count it.

I highly recommend getting a copy of Deb’s book. I know for myself, the more information I have, the better and I know I always have financial questions with regards to this business.

Have a great Wednesday!

~lissa