Last night at midnight I took a break from working on FOREVER (yes, we have reached the End Times on that novel and now I am working on it every second of every day) to work on my taxes (oh, you don't think that's much of a break?)(yeah, me neither).
I was adding up deductions/ expenses/ sheer crazy conducted with my bank account. Some ones of interest
$2,094.53 - amount spent on books in 2009 (see, I put my money where my mouth is)
5,411 - number of miles driven for Shiver in '09 (this doesn't include any of my plane trips)
43 - number of cities I traveled to last year for Shiver
$923.54 - amount spent on postage shipping off contest winners and book giveaways and books to schools and signed bookplates
le gasp. Somehow when you put them that way, it looks more dire.
I'm going to go write about werewolves and lawyers now.