20 Handy Excuses for Any Writer to Use

  1. My alarm never went off.
  2. My computer was on the fritz.
  3. I just don’t know where to begin.
  4. I was really busy but I’ll do it tomorrow.
  5. I forgot that it was today.
  6. I just want to get my head around the idea.
  7. I want to do more research.
  8. I just want to make it a little better before I start.
  9. I don’t know how to do it.
  10. I don’t know how to structure it.
  11. I don’t have the time.
  12. I don’t have the money.
  13. I am too old.
  14. I am too young.
  15. I need more experience.
  16. I have to work.
  17. I’m scared.
  18. I don’t want to be laughed at.
  19. I don’t want to be a failure.
  20. I’m not any good.

How many excuses will it take? If this is what you really dream about doing, then why aren’t you doing it?

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