Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster

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Taxes, sinuses

Gah. fosteronfilm and I made the first foray into doing our taxes yesterday. For the last clump 'o years, we've had them professionally done, but we figured we'd save the couple hundred bucks and do them ourselves this year. I did my Schedule C all by myself (C-EZ baby!), and we're making inroads into our Schedule A and Schedule B, but Schedule D: Capital Gains is kicking our asses. My head was threatening to spin itself off toward the end of the afternoon. Will try to dive back into it later today. The IRS could really use a good writer/editor to punch up their instruction forms. There's got to be a friendlier way of conveying the necessary information; there's just gotta.

This pressure front that's been going through the area is playing havoc on everyone's sinuses in the house, including Hobkin's. I've been suffering from massive sinus headaches that refuse to dissipate, no matter how much Sudafed and Excedrin I pop--but I do have a profound case of the jitters. Matthew's been sinus clogged and congested. And Hobkin keeps licking his paws and them rubbing his nose with them. I think that's his way of trying to clear his sinuses, the poor little guy. He also makes snuffy sounds in his sleep.

Writing Stuff

19-day "There is some beautiful writing here but . . ." from Ideomancer on a flash piece. I'm always somewhat ambiguous about my flash. It's an awkward medium to write in, smack dab between poetry and prose. I'd give up on it, except so far all of my (few and irregular) flash pieces have sold. I guess occasionally I just get feeling particularly lyrical but without enough substance for a story. I know I'm no poet, so that just leaves flash.

Revenant: A Horror Anthology published by Carnifex press, with my short story "Caesar's Ghost" in it, is out: $4.95. Herein a very small cover image. Will get a bigger, higher res one scanned in when I get my contrib. copy:

Outlined my novel WIP, rah! After some brainstorming and seeing where my muse seems to want to go with it, it's obvious that it's going to be a YA novel (assuming I can finish the thing). Teenish protag, morality and philosophical issues, plus I'm aiming for 40-50K, not nearly long enough for an adult novel, but a comfy length for YA.

Words: 700 (all in outline, but hey, that counts, right?)

Club 100 For Writers

Tags: newly published, writing biz

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