Note: as per custom, this is an April Fool's Free Zone.
I did not harass you at all FOR FOUR DAYS! with updates on "Miles to Go" / "Promises to Keep."
I realize that some of you are waiting to dive in at the last minute, or haven't yet decided if you're going to go in at the $9 level (and just get the novellas) or go for one of the higher bonus levels. I'm trying to respect all that. But *bounce bounce*
So I'll just quietly remind you: Only You Can Make It Happen
Oh. And I added something to the 100/300/500 bonus levels. :-)
Saturday I stopped by the Tax Guy's office and determined that yes, I had overpaid my quarterly estimates for 2011. This has a single result with several offshoots. The result, of course, is that I do not owe further monies, come April 15th. This is the good part. The first offshoot, which is a bad one, is that I sent the government money I could have held onto/used. Meh. The second offshoot, which is a good one, is that rather than ask for the money back, we're applying it towards THIS year's taxes, so I don't have to shell out any cash at the quarterly estimates [it counts as 'withheld,' and we'll figure out what I actually owe at the end of the year, just like Salaried People]. So the third offshoot is that I don't have a refund to look forward to. Meh. (this is actually both a good and a bad thing, so I guess it all works out).
Freelancer taxes. Very complicated (especially when you're also a homeowner/stockholder/head-of-household)
. Tax Guy earns his paycheck (although he doesn't charge much, since I come in with everything organized, labeled, and backed up with appropriate forms, which means his actual time-spent is far less than someone who walks in with a shoe box full of receipts).
Then I went over to CorkBuzz, which I'd been meaning to try since they opened late last year, and met up with a fellow Penguin alum-turned-writer, Jeanine C. Very good food, wine, and gossip, followed. I can recommend CorkBuzz for New Yorkers - the wine list is interesting, the food was very good, the staff delightful, and the surroundings cozy, clean and comfortable. It's also not-cheap, alas (the wines range from $10-$40/glass)**. http://www.corkbuzz.com/wine-bar/ Still: I'll be back.
This morning, the cats woke me up at 3. Also, at 6. At 6 I fed them and went back to sleep until 8. Such indolence! Now, I plan on ignoring the foolery going on on-line, and working all day. Thankfully for productivity (if not my muscles) the weather, while dryer, is overcast, and does not tempt me onto my bike.
Plan for today: Finish novella revisions. Finish Rush Copyedit #2. Finish pending editorial work. Send out "From Whence You Came" to all Kickstarter backers. Yes you read that right..... :-D
*I am using the old icon because my new haircut once again matches it.
**yes, they have cocktails and some interesting beer, too.