Progress! Progress happens at the expense of other endeavours. Sadly this is a true statement. However, I am pleased to say six chapters are now completed and though there are many more to go before there is a finished novel, I am quite proud of the accomplishment. *insert Cheshire Cat smile here* It is looking as if the final draft really will be ready by the middle of September!
As if the days are not full enough for my brain, I am taking on doing our taxes. Recently The Husband and I discovered our 2011 and 2012 returns were not filed even though we hired and paid an accountant to do just that very thing. It wasn’t a “surprise” to us this was not done, it was a total and complete shock!
Beginning today, my days are filled with writing and numbers. Have I expressed on here recently how much numbers scare me? It all goes back to when I was a very little girl and had a home-bound teacher. I was great with words but numbers were difficult. Not impossible, just difficult. One day, on a very tiring division problem the home-bound teacher said, “You are so stupid.” Being called stupid by a teacher said to me I couldn’t learn numbers and therefore they have frightened me ever since, as well as being difficult for me to begin with.
Yes, I know I am not stupid. I have several college level math courses under my belt as proof I can do the stuff, but it did keep me up at nights wondering if I had done everything I was supposed to do. Math tests caused me great deals of anxiety. Here I am now tackling taxes of all things! Lord help me!
Well, the writing portion of my day is relatively complete, so now I must turn to the tax part of my day. *shiver* I can do this, Right?