Just now filled out the online BOE CA Board of Equalization (sales tax) forms–so easy after you do it a few times! I send in a paper check because the first time I tried an echeck, that didn’t work, so I feel more secure sending a paper check.
It’s still a tiny amount I owe so far, but I enjoy this part of running a business. Years ago, my husband was building a ferrocement boat in the back yard–true! In order to get supplies at a discount for us and our boatbuilding friends, I created a small business I named Comarsh Ferrocraft. Had business cards made, too. It was a thrill to get my business license down at Sac City Hall and then a Board of Equalization resale number so I could buy wholesale.
The IRS and BOE paperwork didn’t bother me at the time since it felt like a sort of abstract world of numbers where everything added up in a rational way–felt like a calm world compared to the creative and chaotic one of raising five children, going back to college, and cheerleading for hubby in the backyard building his boat.
Our yard backed up to McClatchy High School’s parking lot. The high school students would walk by and call out “Hello, Noah!!!” Sad to say, the boat actually lasted longer than the marriage, but even the boat didn’t fare that well. Hubby learned he liked building better than sailing, and life took some zigzagged earthbound and fatal pathways for him soon.
The down-to-earth work of figuring out taxes is not all that hard, if you stay patient and repeat as needed the mantra: I can do this.
Today, on the Nanowrimo Facebook page, a writer asked about starting her own publishing company. She wondered if any of us had done so. I commented to her that I had and invited her to this website to chat it over.
This is one of the topics we can toss around […]
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In case you want to play around creating a simple trailer for a book or anything similar, here’s how I made this trailer for House of Cuts, book one in the Hillary Broome Novels.
First, I watched a dozen or so trailers of novels I admire […]
Writers are invited to LOGIN to a Forum here to post comments about their work in progress, the work itself, and requests for what kind of feedback they’d like. I will be responding on a regular basis. Writers are also invited to give input to each other, as well, keeping it all on a positive […]
Tired of Ham and Turkey yet? Try stirring up a batch of Aunt Helena’s Goulash, noted in my HOUSE OF DADS suspense novel. The recipe is set to appear Tuesday, December 23, in a guest blog for Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers. In HOUSE OF DADS, second in the Hillary Broome suspense series, […]
I’ve just opened a new forum on my website, in response to a student request. Indie Pub is a virtual drop-in center for folks who want to learn about and help each other publish their own writings.
BASICS OF INDIE PUBLISHING
What is Indie Book Publishing?
EXAMPLES from indie authors […]
This week, I received an email inquiry from a man who wanted to know how the Stanford Novel Writing Program is going. Well, it’s proved a useful experience so far. We spent the first half of the ten-week class reading “how to write stories” materials, including all of Nancy Kress’s Elements of Fiction […]
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