Quick Books

I found Quick Books on sale for half off.  I’ve known for a while we were eventually going to need to switch over to it for our business accounting, so we bought a copy.

I put off installing it for a week, even though I knew that was silly.  Today I finally installed the thing.  Holy Cow.

This feels like looking at Photoshop for the first time.  There are a million functions and I don’t know what any of them does.  Only with photoshop, I only had to worry about screwing up a digital photo.  No problem.  With this thing, I have to worry about screwing up our finances/taxes and our accounting to clients/the government.  I can’t just start pushing buttons.  The thing is freaking scary.

I think I’m going to stick with Quicken for a while.  It’s easy to use, and does everything I am legally responsible for doing, even if I have to do  extra work to put our tax stuff together. 

I predict I’m going to procrastinate even setting up the files until the first of the year.  Minimum.

Because today I’m too scared of it to even run the tutorials.

(Also, I wrote a prologue today.  It was the first thing I’ve written in a month.  I don’t know if I’ll write any more of it.  But that was the first time I’ve written because I wanted to (instead of because I have to meet some goal, or produce some product) in the last (can it be?) several years.  So that’s something.)