Monday, February 11, 2008

Not Quitting My Day Job

This is one of the funnier things I've read recently, and interestingly enough (or maybe not), I found it in my Google Reader recommendations:

...we come to point two:

2. Don’t quit your day job.

Lots of wanna-be writers wax rhapsodic about how great it would be to ditch the day job and just spend all their time clickety-clack typing away. These folks are idiots. Look, people: someone is paying you money and giving you benefits, both of which can support your writing career, and all you have to do is show up, do work that an unsupervised monkey could do, and pretend to care. What a scam! You’re sticking it to The Man, dude, because you’re taking that paycheck and turning it into art. And you know how The Man hates that. You’re supposed to be buying a big-screen TV with that paycheck! Instead, you’re subverting the dominant paradigm better than an entire battalion of college socialists. Well done, you. Well done, indeed. (link)

The above made me laugh and feel a little good. Not too shabby. Plus, he touched on how much I enjoy sticking it to The Man. That'd be a double-bonus!

As you were.

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