Must Try Harder.

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

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Must Try Harder.

  1. Namaste Steph ๐Ÿ™‚

    So the bottom line is, if only my sock drawer didn’t need rearranging quite so often on an hourly basis I’m sure I’d get that next chapter done. If only I didn’t have feet writing would be so much easier!

    Liked the lorry’s new livery…what a great idea! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Namaste ๐Ÿ™‚


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