Nice things and bloody hoops

No, Paypal, I’m not a bloody money launderer. I’m a WRITER, and I don’t earn a fortune. 

I have a “Merchant’s Account” with them, and this morning they accuse me of being a launderer because I’ve had over a certain amount of money transferred in a year.  (This sum consists of probably a months salary for most people, specially if they live in London, so don’t go thinking I’m getting in a fortune) – it’s not exactly much cop for a merchant’s account then, is it?

I bit the bullet and bought a laptop yesterday. Dad had offered to get me one for my birthday 2 years ago and I hummed and hah-ed for several reasons, don’t like to sponge, it’s a lot of money, do I REALLY need one blah blah but I just went and ordered it yesterday and blow it. It’s probably the wrong one, but I don’t care.  It means at the very least I can sit in different places and work on the PC and won’t get stared at by people who’ve never seen someone sit at the PC for hours.  (Haven’t they ever been in an office?)

The nice thing was getting a royalty payment for Standish which is still selling as strongly now as its release. (which spurred the “MONEY LAUNDERER” shouts from Paypal.  I continue to be grateful and amazed and very pleased about my first book. Thank you to anyone who bought it this last quarter (Or in fact, at all, to be honest)

HELP NEEDEDIt seems almost impossible to find a royalty free picture of a Oxbridge type of student (preferably in flannels) lounging around – if anyone has anything similar or is a whiz at stock photography searching, can you have a look and helps?  Speak Its Name needs a new cover and Alex Beecroft is tearing her hair out as the usual lack of suitable photos.

Talking of covers… image

  This seems to be rather foolhardy – wearing so little in the snow – specially when the heroine is all wrapped up..

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2 Responses to Nice things and bloody hoops

  1. Megan says:

    hilarious about paypal!
    what happened?
    did you say no i’m not and it went back to normal?
    espically hilarious of them thinking a writer would money launder. as if we have enough money to launder! haha

  2. Erastes says:

    I have to jump through various financial hoops to prove that I’m me, for some reason!

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