Thursday, July 26, 2007

13 excuses

So my total word count for the week - A big fat 0!

So here are my 13 excuses:

  1. ... err ... the dog ate it? No matter that I only have cats.
  2. Housework. That says it all really. It's one of those succinct one word sentence deals.
  3. It's just been too sunny! No thats a down right lie.,it's been as stormy as hell most days. And who am I kidding, this great white whale and the pool are on rocky terms, so it's not like I'm actually out there enjoying it.
  4. I had to sew. This is not a lie, my sewing group, IvyLane had a theme launch this week. I spent yesterday trying to figure out another set, which leads us to ...
  5. My muse has disappeared. Oh, she's not gone, gone, just taken a little holiday.
  6. I'm suffering from school holiday burn out. Summer holidays, 7 yr olds and sexy stories just really don't mix so well. This same time last year I'd only just started writing, and we had a surprise trip home to NZ, so this year our holiday is pretty damn boring, and long ... gawd it's feeling so damn long.
  7. I've got a headache. A doozy of a one. Seriously, I'm thinking of breaking out the big guns and raiding hubby's vicodin stash. I really need to get some supplies of neurofen plus sent from home.
  8. I've read about 10 books this week, I've been doing 'research'. And probably the reason for my throbbing headache since it's sitting right behind my right eye.
  9. I haven't been able to decide which story to write next. I need to get RS,CF looked over and expanded out to novel length, but I haven't been able to convince myself to sit down to it. But I do have it printed out now, and will sit down to read it again this afternoon. I swear I'm going to make a start ... or maybe I should try get that Xmas story done ... or the eBay ones ... meh
  10. Quite simply, I couldn't be shagged. Well, Mum always told us not to lie.
  11. Whats for dinner? Ahhh, the eternal question. Which reminds me it's a Crockpot pot roast, I better go get it on!
  12. My desk is a mess. Ahem, see 2. I didn't make it as far as 'my room'. Crap.
  13. Moooom, I'm hungry/bored/tired/wanna go to the pool/insert favorite child nag here. Seriously, I need some happy drugs, I can't take it any more Jim, she's gonna blow!


Ann Aguirre said...

Luckily I have two cats, a dog, and a two turtles, so there's an animal handy, no matter what I want to blame on it.

Virginia, like the state! said...

Hee...good excuses! I'd buy them! :)

Here's hoping your muse returns!

Saw your site on TT--I'll be back...especially if you keep posting those steamy man-without-a-shirt pictures! :) My TT is up as well!

tommiea said...

Great the sewing one. I have bought some Ivylane pieces...a birthday outfit and one my little girl wore to a Sesame Street Live concert! Small world!

Christine d'Abo said...

I've been so-so on the writing the past few weeks. I've gotten words on paper, but no where near what I've set as a goal for myself. I guess it's all forward progress.

I need a vacation so I can get my creative juices back!

Comedy + said...

Well, next week should be much better. When is the muse returning from Holiday? Very amusing TT. :)

Donica Covey said...

Alot of those excuses definitely apply to my liofe lately. Hope you get a chance to get back in gear. As far as the whiny kid? Duct tape is a wonderful invention. I've never actually used it, but the threat worked for quite a while.

Donica Covey

Anne Douglas said...

Oooh, duct tape, now why didn't I think of that?

Tommiea - what a small world, indeed!

Christine - I'm so with you on the holiday front. I just need outta here for a while.

impworks said...

I was struggling but then I knocked out a cool 1500 last night and then started to hack the finished story back to the 3500 limit for the zine I'm sending it to.

Lesley said...

Ugh how incredibly exhausting! Wouldn't it be nice to be insanely rich so we could have people to take care of the boring day to day stuff? I'd hire a cook and a maid! Maybe a driver too. I hate driving!

Lara Angelina said...

As a writer wanna-be, I adore your saying: Easy reading is damned hard writing. That describes the process perfectly!! Also, I can totally identify with your list. Stuff like that gets in the way of my writing AND my exercise routine!
thanks for stopping by mine also.
Great TT!

Aline de Chevigny said...

Heheh thant reminds me I gotta post my sven count LOL


Matthew Didier said...

I've used a few of these myself... except you are missing the one about being abducted by aliens...

Anonymous said...

"...7 yr olds and sexy stories just really don't mix so well...."

Obviously they did 7 years and 9 months ago!

Anne Douglas said...

Now if only I'd found erotic romance eBooks at that stage, it could have made the whole 2.5yrs to get preggo a LOT shorter!

Joy Renee said...

that headache sitting behind one eye, sounds like a migraine. if so you can be excused for sure. migraines are like tazers that zap the soul or whatever you want to call the seat of creativity.