11 Lame Excuses for Not Writing (And Why They’re Lame)

I was just thinking about Christina today, wondering how, as a single mom w/4 kids, she even had time to pee (much less take a shower), and here she is telling us she wrote 3 novels last year. This is one of those “Just do it” moments, isn’t it? Don’t you hate those? Great blog, Christina!


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There’s really no good reason why you can’t devote a little time every day to your writing (or something else you love). I hear a lot of excuses; “I can’t write because blah blah and blah,” and I’m here to tell you to flip your excuse-maker to its “off” position. If you love it, do it. Every. Single. Day. No matter what.

Here are some of the most common lame excuses for not writing as much as you could be:

11. Nobody wants to read my stuff.

Write for yourself first. Once you start to write for you first, and focus on the things that tickle your writer fancy and that get those writer juices flowing, writing becomes much more fulfilling and enjoyable to you. A byproduct of that is that your writing is better, which makes people wanna read it. If you are too concerned with what others want…

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2 responses

  1. Love the not enough time thing. My issue is I have enough time, just not enough inspiration or energy (sometimes). It’s like I need to be floating in a pool of vanilla pudding with gentle music while hopped up on illegal pain killers, then I can write.

    Uh, ok I’m gonna shut up right now.

  2. Yep, that’s just how I was picturing you.

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