Life in progress

Dirty – #JusJoJan 2019 Jot #29


I’m currently writing the second book of what I hope will be a trilogy that’s set, in part, in a pub that features male strippers. While most people might consider that a book about strippers must be inherently dirty, I’m trying to make it clean inasmuch as everyone is consenting, the characters are just normal people, and there’s nothing forbidden or illegal about what they do.

In other words, I’m trying to keep it classy.

At the same time, I have to put my characters through some sort of moral torture, just to keep things interesting. I love a story that’s brimming with dilemma, human choices, and all kids of emotion. Though these books are meant to be funny, they’ll be filled with real life situations–maybe not ones that most normal people get into, but that anyone can relate to.

It’s a challenge, but a fun one.

You know what else is a challenge? My shower.

My hot water keeps shutting off without warning or reason, usually between five to ten minutes in. Usually while I have soap in my hair. It comes back on for a minute or two if I shut it off and on again, but because of the positioning of my tankless water heater, it takes a while to warm up. In the meantime, the water is so cold, it hurts.

So while I’m not dirty, I have a hard time convincing myself to brave the shower these days.

Because while I might be writing books about male strippers, I don’t need a cold shower, thank you very much.

The prompt word, “dirty,” for today’s post is brought to you by Jim! Thanks, Jim! To find his “dirty” post, click here. And say hi while you’re there!

It’s never too late to participate in Just Jot it January! Click the following link to find out how, and see all the other participants’ links in the comment section. It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

16 thoughts on “Dirty – #JusJoJan 2019 Jot #29

  1. Well that’s unfortunate. I do not cope well in cold showers. In theory, I should, but nope. The comments here are stellar.


  2. so it is a thankless tankless heater. water you keeping it for ? poetry not sentiment. hope you are able to get it fixed soon.


  3. Good that you added that last line, Linda. I was going to suggest…

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  4. Next book should be about plumbers…. I suggest you get one in ASAP.🤭😀💜💜💜💜

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  6. 😂 Not the best weather for cold showers!


  7. WHY do showers always cut off when you are soapy? Why? Like the toast falling on the floor has to hit butter side down… Life is such a mystery.


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