If you missed me last week, it was because I was off turning 40 (literally, my birthday was November 4).
Here is the obligatory “this is what 40 looks like“ photo:
Bonus points to anyone who can tell where I am in the photo (not just the city, but also the location within the city), and DOUBLE BONUS POINTS to anyone who can successfully guess where L and I went for my birthday (not just the city, but also the restaurant and the entertainment).
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I should tell you that I am teaching a brand-new course at HappyWriter next Wednesday. Here are all of the relevant details:
Personal Finance for Writers
November 17, 2021, 12-1 p.m. Eastern
Writing takes time—and time, as is often said, is money. The more you know about how to manage your personal finances, the better prepared you’ll be to build your writing career while working a day job, balance freelancing and fiction writing, and reconcile (pun intended!) the work you do for money and the work you do for love.
Join HappyWriter instructor Nicole Dieker as she discusses personal finance as it applies to the writer’s life, from the perspective of a writer and author who has ten years of freelancing experience and three years of six-figure writing income. Topics to include:
- How much you can expect to earn at each level of freelancing (entry-level, mid-level, expert-level)
- How much you can expect to earn from writing fiction, whether you self-publish or go the traditional publication route
- How to budget when your income is irregular and/or unpredictable
- How to deal with taxes, business licenses and all of that legal stuff
- How Nicole increased her freelance income by $20K each year (and how you can use similar data tracking tools to increase your own earnings)
This class is a lunch-and-learn, so feel free to eat while you Zoom! Bring your questions, and be ready to take notes.
If you are interested in taking this class, email me (dieker.nicole at gmail) and I can drop you a link that will get you FREE ACCESS. If you are not interested in taking this class next Wednesday but might be interested in taking the class in the future, I’ll be teaching another session at Hugo House in March.
I’ll share one Bach video in case you’re interested in seeing how my Ricercar a 6 has improved since the last recording, and then you can have a look at everywhere I got published since we last blogged together. ❤️
Where I got published this week (and last week)
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