Look out. I’m going to say a dirty word — Taxes.
This past week was my time to sit down and prepare all my personal and corporation tax info to take to my CPA. It was relatively painless but, as always, time consuming. My WIP was screaming, “You need to write! You need to write!” but my appointment with the CPA was staring me in the face too. By Thursday, I was done. I dropped everything off at the accountant’s in the afternoon, feeling quite proud of myself for having it out of the way.
Yesterday, after a morning of taking my mother to the doctor’s and then stopping at three different banks (two for filing business paperwork and one for my mom to make a deposit), I got home, ate a quick lunch, and then was ready to get to writing. That’s when the phone rang. It was my accountant. She had a question, and it soon became obvious that I’d goofed on something in QuickBooks. I had to go fix it, and in the process discovered I’d made another error. It amounted to only $28 and change, but I’m one of those “reconcile to the penny” types. Three hours later, I’d fixed the error and reconciled the books again. Then I burned a new CD for the CPA and took it to her.
And how about you? Are you a file early or file at the last minute type?
I’m going to go write now.