Like my father, who was a fine doctor with abysmal money sense, I'm not the most practical person in the world. I've worked in the arts all my life, and I've probably just been lucky sometimes to keep my head above water. I do try--I read my contracts, I keep track of my delivery and acceptance payments, I struggle to understand royalty statements. But when things go well, and a bit of money rolls in, I'm not always sure just how that happened. Glad, but not sure!
John Scalzi is a writer who began his life as a money guy. Lucky him! He wrote a great post about writers and their money, and it's worth ten minutes of your time. Hike up your suspenders first! He calls it like he sees it.