Six Chapters Down, More To Go

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?



About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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3 Responses to Six Chapters Down, More To Go

  1. The way to go — meeting your set deadline. Congrats. Keep us in the loop. I feel your pain about the numbers. I cringe when faced with them.


  2. Brian Bixby says:

    Keep in mind that the math of income taxes is less complicated than 2nd year algebra. It is the interpretation of the tax code, and the complexities of the forms, that makes doing one’s taxes hard, not the math. Do it by hand, double check with a spreadsheet or calculator or tax software. But read, read, READ the instructions.


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