|Crystal Palace, view from Water Temple|
For the first time in 25 years, I’m going to have a regular income. To tell the truth, I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with it. I suppose I’ll have to learn to budget, instead of saving as much as possible and hoping more will come in before I run out. It’s going to be interesting!
To complicate matters, I can go on stashing pre-tax money in my SIMPLE IRA and post-tax money in a Roth IRA as long as I’m writing and earning.
And I am still writing, with plenty going on in the coming year.
Rattle His Bones on Feb. 16th, To Davy Jones Below on March 8th, and The Case of the Murdered Muckraker (the only book I’ve ever set in the US) on April 12th.
The paperback of Superfluous Women is due in September.
Buried in the Country, the fourth Cornish mystery, is due out in December.
And of course all the Daisy series, all the Cornish series, and all my Regencies are available as ebooks, presumably forever. So I guess I’ll be filing Schedule C for the rest of my life, "retired" or not.
Old writers never retire; they carry on to The End.
|Carola Dunn is author of the Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Cornish Mysteries, and multitudinous Regencies.|