‘I don’t have time.’
If you don’t have time, how do you exist? Are you somehow outside of time or are you just dead?
‘I have to do the washing up/ cook dinner/ clean the bathroom.’
Is it essential to your survival that you do that right now?
‘I’m too tired.’
So write sitting down. No-one’s asking you to run a marathon.
‘I’ve been working hard all day – I deserve a break.’
So take one – you can have 5 minutes.
‘I can’t be bothered.’
So don’t bother but you’ll never be a writer.
‘I don’t know what to write about.’
There’s your topic – now write.
‘My muse has abandoned me.’
Maybe he/she got fed up of your whining.
‘I don’t have my lucky pen. I can’t write without it.’
If you need a particular pen to be able to write, you can’t write at all.
‘I’m no good, anyway.’
Not writing is the best way to continue that state of being.
‘I’m too depressed.’
No – you’re just the right amount of depressed to write something depressing.
‘I have to have no conversation with anyone before writing, and the postman said “hello” to me this morning.’
Get over yourself you pretentious –.
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