Can I just say that I was so into it, my legs actually hurt? All the running through woods, climbing stairs, and sprinting through tunnels, (not to mention the sword fight) left me physically exhausted. In like a good way. If you haven't read this book yet...what are you waiting for? It's awesomeness knows no bounds.
Moving on: This is a blog post from January of 2010. It's a little later than I would have liked and some of you may no longer need this information but just in case, here you go. Have a great weekend!
Death and Taxes
The two inevitable things in life. It is tax season and if you're like me, you want to get a jump on it. So I thought I would impart a little wisdom to the masses.
Aspiring writers...listen up. You can claim your writing expenses on your taxes even if you are NOT published. If you have actively been pursuing a writing career, and can show query letters (via post or email) with the replies you have received, then this is proof that your writing is not a hobby. You can write off all expenses that you have incurred in pursuit of your dream.
A few examples are:
Writing Group Fees/Dues
Mileage to and from conferences
A portion of mortgage/utilities (if you have home office)
Check into it. If you have your taxes done by a service, make sure to bring all of this up. If you do them yourself, you can fill out a Schedule C to send with your 1040 tax form.
In this economy, every little bit helps. I hope this helps you.