“Keeping your books” can be a scary phrase, especially for freelance writers.
You’re probably saying: “I’m a writer, not an accountant.”
I must confess that I am not the most organized person in the world. But when it comes to finances, I learned a lot from my father, who was an accountant. I learned from my mother as well, specifically what NOT to do to keep accurate books.
Here are some ideas for keeping your finances in order when the check you’ve been waiting for since you sent that large invoice arrives!