Thursday, August 13, 2009

Top 10 Reasons I might not hit my goal word count today (or any day)

10- I'm lazy sometimes

9- Pain of any sort

8- The stupid pen died or I lost my favorite pen

7- I'm mad at myself for writing crappy stuff and I want to just chuck it all

6- All my blogging buddies posted really funny stuff on their blogs that I want to keep reading and commenting on until all my time gets sucked into the black hole that took the USS Voyager into the Delta Quadrant

5- Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader gave me an offer I couldn't refuse so I am now being equipped with my own loud-breathing cybernetic suit

4- The Borg assimilated me so I'm too focused on world domination in Fairway Solitaire

3- My brain is too full of contemporary sci-fi references to write my own fantasy properly

2- I'm angry at stupid hypocrites and stupid time-saving devices

And the #1 reason?

Job-hunting...I'd like to time travel a few hundred years into the future and be aboard the Enterprise.


  1. LOL!!!

    Me, I fall prey to 10, 7 and 6.

    Need me to poke you with the giant choptstick? (Read my blog today if that doesn't make sense)

  2. Maybe poke these employers with the chopsticks so they look at my resume and hire me.

  3. Hahahahaha! Funny stuff!

    Good luck with writing and job hunting. I watched Brandon Sanderson on a few YouTube clips and he wrote his first 6(?)novels while working the night shift at a hotel desk. Mmm..multi-tasking at it's finest.

  4. Great list! Some of these are my same excuses. Made me smile

  5. Love it, Love it, Love it! Great list.

  6. I've used every single one of these reasons before. Sometimes daily. Today, though, I'd have to had another reason: shoe shopping with my son for five hours because he's so dang picky!

  7. Thanks all!

    SF, that is total multi-tasking.

    Angie, glad it made you smile.

    Quixotic, thanks. I smiled writing them.

    LW, yikes! 5 hours shoe shopping? And not on yourself? Yeesh.

  8. I think that some of those are WELL WORTH not hitting the daily word counts for a while. Just be sure to cherish the time you have right now to write... and spend as much as you can actually writing! Unless you can get a job at which you can write, it'll be even harder to get work done. I mean, I like getting a paycheck and all, but where does the time go?! (Oh, and if you DO find that job that lets you write, let me know STAT!)

  9. I'd like to be in your position, though, Christopher. I need a job so desperately at this point.

    But if I do find the one that still leaves time to write, I'll let you know.

  10. Stop by my blog when you get a chance. There’s something there for you to pick up…

  11. 6, 7, and 10 get me all the time. Great list!


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