• Where to get a 1099 Misc form

    by  • January 30, 2012 • 2 Comments

    Completely forgot to order 1099 forms from the IRS. Sorry Laura, your paperwork is going to be a bit late. If you need a 1099 form, you have to order it directly from the IRS. Here is the link to the forms page on the IRS website. Do not print the example you’ll find if you...

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    Big Changes at Medusa’s Muse

    by  • January 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Medusa’s Muse is switching to WordPress for the blog and eventually the website. I’ll be fiddling with this site regularly, learning the ropes at WordPress and switching the website hosting to WordPress. For several months, I’ve been struggling to learn Dream Weaver so I could keep the website up to date. At the same...

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    Taxes, Tribal Blog, and Writing my Play

    by  • January 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I am a member of Tribal Blogs, which is like BlogHer or Blog Frog, but cooler. Today I read a post by guest blogger Jenn Thorson about her experience self-publishing her novel. Really good advice. Here’s a snippet and the link to read the rest: The purpose of this post isn’t to go into...

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    It’s Tax Time. Do you know where your receipts are?

    by  • January 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The H and R Block office has reopened and there are signs all over town announcing deals on tax preparation. That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. The wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding our immediate attention, realizing we’ve lost most of...

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    Fresh Blood

    by  • January 17, 2012 • 2 Comments

    There’s nothing like fresh blood to get the creative juices flowing again. It feels like Medusa’s Muse is off life support, because my dear friend Ibis said, “Yes.” Yes, she would love to help me run Medusa’s Muse and market our books. Yes, because working for a micro-press sounds “interesting” and she’d like the...

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    Time and Deadlines and Focus

    by  • January 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Time is indeed the enemy. It speeds up then slows down, grows claws, whispers sweet nothings, makes promises, purrs you into sleep, then pulls the rug out from under you, laughing when you fall flat on your ass. No one has been able to control this wild animal; just when you think you’ve managed...

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    The Constipated Muse

    by  • December 31, 2011 • 1 Comment

    My hubby and I ran away from home for Christmas: no cell service, no internet, no family, no stress. Our daughter went to stay with her dad for the holiday, granting us four days of nothing to do but lounge. We spent three nights at a B and B in Westport.  Drinking wine in...

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    Solstice: the holiday that celebrates nerdiness

    by  • December 21, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Solstice is a big event in my family. We decorate the Solstice tree, string the house with as many holiday lights as we can before blowing the fuses, and open most of our presents. It’s the day we celebrate our family, just the three of us. There are no outside obligations, like mom wondering why...

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    Enough with the Insecurity

    by  • December 4, 2011 • 0 Comments

    “Have you read your blog lately?” my Muse asks while storming into my room with a stack of books in her arms. “Yeah. I wrote it didn’t I?” “Then you know how pathetic you sound lately.” “Pathetic?” “Yes. Pathetic.” She paces the room still holding the tower of uneven paperbacks. “Blah, blah, blah… I’m...

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