excuses suck

There are a lot of reasons not to write. Tons, in fact. No matter how important writing is to you, it’s very rarely urgent. As a result, something more urgent can easily win out.

And, honestly, if you’ve been writing for more than a few days, you already know this and you’ve already plowed through an impressively long litany of excuses for why you didn’t write more (or at all) today. But no one else cares about your excuses. Seriously, no one else is even paying attention.

Most of us pushing to get through our first book are unpublished, unsigned and unwatched. The only person choking down your half-ass excuses is you.

So, stop making them. Even better, stop making them and start writing. Write a shitty first draft. Pen some piss-poor flash fiction. Drudge up some drivel about your most recent date, or all the reasons you hate your douch-bag boss, or the sociological implications of a Starbucks on every other corner.

Just write something.

Write something and ditch the excuses. Unless, of course, they make for good material. In that case, write about the excuses. Just write.


About Ash Martin
Ash Martin writes dark fantasy and horror, has a thing for classic monster legends, Nordic mythology, coffee, and sarcasm, and is currently working on multiple books.

2 Responses to excuses suck

  1. Julie says:

    Cheers! Way too true, and I have to say, when I stopped making excuses, stopped accepting them from myself, that was when I really got writing. Awesome post Dex,


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