I’ve learned a thing or two about writing a book in the past year.
Mainly? I’ve learned that it’s easy for authors to get fat while writing their book.
I’ve heard several times that unless you sacrifice everything else to do what you love, you’re not passionate.
I’ve heard that writers choose to write instead of showering, eating, or sleeping. And if you don’t choose writing over these things, you must not be serious about it.
I don’t agree with that.
I do think, however, that it’s easy to make excuses.
I thought it would be fun to look over some of the many excuses I’ve made over the last year while writing my book.
I just finished my first chapter! Let’s celebrate with margaritas!
I have 2 hours free today. I can spend it at the gym or spend it writing my book.
Who has time to make a salad? I’ll just eat this bag of M&Ms at my desk.
I’m so tired. I need a Coke.
Ack! I haven’t eaten all day! I can’t wait to make dinner–I’ll just eat this bag of chips.
I just finished my final draft! Let’s celebrate sending my book off to my editor!
I just received my manuscript from my editor and it’s due back to her tomorrow! Chocolate helps me cope with that.
So. Tired. I need another Coke.
My book is being published next month! Let’s go out for pizza!
My book was just published! Let’s celebrate with Happy Hour!
I want to hear your excuses! What are some of the best excuses you made while writing your book?1