We have finally seen the old year out and the New Year in.
Every year since I began my writing journey, going on nine years now, I have kept a loose record of my expenses, and profits. This year I'm proud to announce I'm $600 less in the hole than I was the year before.
Keeping track of expenses and profits lets me see where I could have saved money and where were the best ways to make money.
I use excel spread sheets. Fellow authors here call me the spread sheet queen because I keep all sorts of records for my writing and other things like my house budget.
In 2018, I entered a couple contests and won an award in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association for my children's book , Sailing Away to Nod. It's a beautifully illustrated book and I need some reviews for it. I'm waiting for results in two more contests.
In the mean time I'm writing another novel, Gator Farm. It's a fictional story based on a real event here in Manatee County FL dealing with the poaching of alligator eggs. You would not believe how much you can get for an alligator egg and all the hoops you have to go through to do it legally. I'm hoping to have it finished for the Southwest Florida Writers conference in Port Charlotte in April. I have an opportunity to present my work in front of two New York agents. It's promising to be a huge event for the area.
Also in production for audio is Hidden Assets - Book three in the Green Lady Inn series. In case any one likes to listen on Audible, here is a sample of book two for you
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From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding