Thursday, April 16, 2009

Taxes, Banished to the Basement

Well, I finally gave up and filed for an extension. The reason I didn't do my taxes before now is because a company didn't send me my 1099 until mid-March. Once I got into them, I was thoroughly confused by TurboTax and couldn't figure out where my expenses were supposed to go. If I list them as deductions, I get one result; if I list them as expenses, I get another. And seeing as how I'm in a targetable category (self-employed with under $25k revenue), I don't want to send any red flags.

I am moving into my parents' basement for the interim. That is to say I found a place I like, but it's slightly out of my price range - and I mean slightly. Then again, the other costs (utilities, etc.) are also higher, so altogether, it's out of my price range. And, where I was once able to count on a certain amount of revenue from the site and blogs, I can no longer do so; the long and short of it is that I can't really afford it at this time and need a few months to get caught-up. The good thing is I'll be living basically rent-free, so I might actually be able to do just that.

The other good thing is that my parents' place is way out in The Boonies, so I'll definitely be adding more content and focusing on the site. What else will I have to do? Even as far out as I already am, it's too easy to get caught-up in other things here; now I will literally have nothing else to do and no way to get anywhere to do it, so I'll be more... focused, for lack.

Also, I had the occasion to meet several area artists last weekend, one of whom does (or has done) covers for Marvel Comics. I plan to interview him and will also likely get some artwork from them all. The Weirding was always meant to be art-intensive, which is a big reason for the stark, Minimalist design, but there have been issues all along the way - namely, scanner problems. Now that the scanner is working, I've been able to get more images digitized - I just need more time to get them formatted for the Web (they're all too big).

So, I thought I'd stop by and let you know how things are going and all that. And I hope to have more content for you soon!

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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