OK – you guys are the second to know – because at the moment you guys aren’t there and Holly Lisle’s guys and gals support me everyday 24/7! I went to the bank in the pouring rain to start the process of opening a business account for the writing – such is the state of banking today in provincial Britain that I caused them to rummage in a cupboard for anything with an actual phone number on for a Nat West business startup contact! Went home – Broad Band really incapable today – an hour + phone call with a nice bloke who was telling me all about his young son’s Kindle use ( minimal – I suggested he let him read on his phone – apparently the kid is 7 so doesn’t have a phone – that surprised me more – but as the kid likes real books better I advised (!) patience – yep I don’t know why people tell me stuff like this either they just do! )
Any way about an hour and A HALF later the application had gone as far as it could – no idea now if that is a done deal or if it still needs to jump hurdles –
High Points – ‘How much income are you planning to have?’
‘Well none – I will give books away free in return for email addresses…’ I had guessed might happen.
Follow up question ‘But if you were selling the books what would they be worth?’
‘Depends on the Amazon etc scales and schemes and where the book falls in my series – I have 9 of them in two series free – say £4.99…’ I thought was a best guess. Explanation of Book Funnel and print on demand svs that made me sound like I knew what I was talking about apparently as he liked those ideas
Plus – lengthy discussion on Digi Vat and international payments direct to me and not via a third party and registering for Tax else where – some of those where best guesses too.
So ‘I dun it’
Am shaking a bit TBH – that butterflies
feeling – not sure whether to laugh or cry – I wish he had made it clearer if there was a chance of a big fat ‘NO’ arriving in the post, by email or message etc – I think
it’s OK but I am a sceptical bugger – stuff should arrive 5-7 days – so a working week then – if I haven’t heard by next Tuesday… Now, I have to get to the next item on the agenda and TBH brain has emptied rapidly and I can’t find the list – how silly and yet not
– I have been moving towards being an Author all my life and this is a very tangible step forward I suppose – without which I could be a Writer but not make my living from being an Author. Yep I am definitely emotional LOL
I have also downed the last half of a bottle of Chardonnay – not my normal habit but there was half a bottle left over from Christmas and I sat enjoying Orna Ross’s webinar – which I have lost the link to but is the first Tue in each month ( free) I sat and partied quietly – Orna had technical trouble but kept calm and carried on 🙂
Why the party? Well today has been a long time coming – there still may be rejection ahead – banks and I don’t mix that well but I made a start and that is what counts – doing something not nothing 🙂