Today’s reasons to keep writing:

1. If I decide to be a stripper instead, I’ll be allocated to the daytime shift.  Since I have small boobs and a C-section scar, I won’t qualify for primetime.  I’ll have to work during the lunch buffet, while business men gorge on all-you-can eat roast beef. Not only will I suffer the humiliation of being a stripper, I’ll have to deal with men who patronize strip clubs during the day.

2. Every time I consider quitting, encouraging words come through from an industry professional. It’s a strange phenomenon.

3. I’ve been at this almost six years without turning a profit. Some folks might see this as a reason to stop, but it just makes me want to dig my heels in. I have to be on the verge of a financial break-through, right? Such a massive time investment  requires a few more years anyway.

4. I’m fairly certain I lost a Facebook friend over my Taylor Swift blog post.  That’s the most amusing thing that’s happened to me in the last six months. It also means my writing affected  someone on a visceral level, even if it was a bullshit blog post.

5. I’m too old to become a ballerina. I think. Maybe I’m not. I should really check into that. If I’m not too old, then I’m out of here.

6 thoughts on “Today’s reasons to keep writing:

  1. austin November 26, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    If it makes you feel any better, I would totally come watch you strip on my lunch hour and wouldn’t even visit the buffet. That said, I do think you’re a great writer. Mix it up with some dancing, in whichever style you choose, but I still demand blogs, books and erotic haikus from you.

  2. Penni Jones November 26, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    That does make me feel better, Austin. Thank you. And you can have all those things. How about flamenco?

  3. Cidney November 27, 2012 / 4:56 am

    I’m in love with you penni g. jones. I too will not eat roast beef. You are one awesome peep!

    • Penni Jones November 27, 2012 / 2:02 pm

      Oh Cid, your comment made me swoon. I love you, too.

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