Excuses for not writing

Posted: March 11, 2015 in graffiti living
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All the books in the world
Will bring you no happiness
Instead they surreptitiously point you back
Into your self
There you will find what you want
The sun, the stars, the moon
Because the light you are asking for
Dwells within your self.
— Hermann Hesse

I want to hear your excuses for not writing. Just this once. Then we’ll set about banishing them.

My favourite excuse was from a student once who said they couldn’t write because they had a Duke of Edinburgh trip.

Here are some of mine:
I have Writer’s Block
I need an Apple Mac / Typewriter / Magic Pen before I can write anything
My muse doesn’t love me
I saw my muse flirting with Haruki Murakami
I’m too busy
I lack inspiration, motivation, and inclination. In that order.
My head is a leaky bucket and all the good ideas have dribbled out
It’s been too long since I’ve written anything
I’m not a writer. If I write something people will realise this and hunt me down and kill me!
I’m the greatest writer on earth. If I write something people will realise this and hunt me down and kill me!
I’m scared of blank pages
I want a cup of tea
I’m too tired… 12 hours sleep per day is not enough for one individual
I REALLY want a cup of tea
Life is meaningless — so what’s the point?
Everything has already been written by someone better than me — so what’s the point?
In billions of years time the sun will burn out, or we’ll already be extinct — so what’s the point?
Um — what’s the point?

Life’s one big Duke of Edinburgh trip. So, what’s your excuse?

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Comments
  1. Lizzie Fayke says:

    My lamest one is that my scented candle has run out and I really must go to the shop to buy one.

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