I’ve just read a great post on reasons we don’t get that new book finished and it got me thinking about all of the stupid things we do to avoid the blank page. We’re all guilty of many of these, me more than most recently. So this is a reminder that these really are excuses and not reasons for getting on with our current works in progress…
How many have you used?
I’m too tired
I’ve worked hard today, I need a break
I need to eat (this can be big distraction!)
It’s too noisy, I need quiet!
I’ve just got to phone a friend.
I’m out of ideas
I just want to watch that new program on TV
I haven’t checked Twitter/facebook for at least 15 minutes!
I only have rubbish ideas
That game on my phone needs to be played or someone might beat me.
I need more coffee
The dog needs walking
It’s too cold
It’s too late to start writing
No one makes a living out of this, what’s the point.
Do you recognise yourself in here? If so just remember, writers write and waiters wait. There are no reasons just excuses, so pick up that pen and get started, there’s a world of readers that are waiting for your new book.