If you remember I posted on Tuesday (So What’s Your Excuse) about the reasons (or excuses if you like) that I don’t write particularly when I have a deadline to meet. I asked for your contributions to this list and I’m happy to post the results today. The first five are my excuses; those that follow are ones that you all sent it.
1. I haven’t got time
2. I’ve a pain in my brain and it hurts when I think
3. The dog’s just pee’d on the handwritten copy of my manuscript;
4.There’s a pile of ironing I absolutely must do.
5. I’ve got the headache from hell
I’m gutted! Clearly I’m in the wrong place and, as I suggested at the end of Tuesday’s post, I was right. I am the only one who, from time to time, suffers from a certain type of brain fungus that snuffs out my flickering creative candle and relegates me to the sofa.
Aha, but do I believe you? Do I believe that, of the groupies who follow this blog, not a single one of you ever comes up with an excuse for not writing? I imagine you all assiduously laying down word after word, like bricks (thanks Stephen King) suffering no interruptions until your busy tap-tapping fingers go into rigor. I feel intimidated by your dedication and suffering.
There again, maybe you just didn’t bother reading the post or thought it was crap.
Either way, I sign off for the weekend with a heavy heart. I know my place. I’m a pygmy blogging among giants.
Enjoy your weekend…if your conscience let’s you