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I know, I know, I promised a prompt on Friday. My niece was here. What are you going to do? This week, I promise (yeah, yeah, promises promises. Shut it.).

It’s another Monday, so it’s time to look at what the trouble with writing is once again. This week, we’re looking at unexpected expenses. I know, I’ve talked about this before.

I recently had a lot of unexpected expenses come up. I got into this thing called AWAI, or American Artists & Writers Inc. It had a magazine that was on a major sale, so cool, I subscribed. Then it had a class that was on a major sale, so cool, I signed up for that. I had the opportunity to take yet another class, but it involved being at the computer at a set time, and that happened to be a time that I was at work, so nope. That wasn’t going to work.

But that last part is getting off track.

The point is, I didn’t realize how much I had spent until I looked at the bank. Ouch, I tell you. It was insane. So much for saving up, right? The payoff had better be worth it…

Unexpected payments happen, but all you can do is suck it up and save up as much money as you can. And maybe do some fundraising. Not that mine has gotten off the ground… But that’s beside the point.

So, what are you doing to ward off unexpected payments, or are you taking them in stride? Let me know in the comments!

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