Okay, really really really I want to get better about posting on time. Things are still a little nuts, but getting better slowly.
I spent hours this morning out on Long Island with a very nice accountant who also writes children's books. I think he deserves a cape and possibly tights for bailing me out of my financial debacle. He has yet to meet with the IRS on my behalf, but just knowing someone is going to is, well, HUGE.
Have also had weird news from my editor/publisher yesterday, which I won't go into but which is a fucking bummer. Sigh. Not really what I wanted to hear while I'm mid-audit.
On the bright side, I have really magnificent friends. And the beau has tremendous menschismo.
Like--here's how excellent my friends are: my pal Sharon found all the receipts from the writing conference we put on together in 2009 and scanned them and emailed them to me this morning. Because I am a woeful loser with paperwork and lost money on that conference and the latter now turns out to be A Good Thing.
Yea for Sharon!
And also, my pal Ariel, who said to me yesterday on hearing my yucky editor news: "You know what? You will definitely have to navigate this, but here's the groovy thing... right now, you have a boat, and there's no water in your boat. There will be waves and stuff, and you can't just float through them, but you have a fine little boat with no water in it. And you're going to be okay."
Which is just a really beautiful image and just what I needed to hear.
Yea for Ariel!
And yea for you guys for being patient with me, thank you!