There are a dozen reasons writers give for letting excuses take over

Sure, some are the real-life situations that are unavoidable but others are cheesy ideas clogging up inside your head.

If you don’t want to write you are likely to find an excuse. Every home has toddler trouble, age, illness, time, little knowledge, and creativity blocks.

You have finished up a long day, eat whatever meal is appropriate for the time of day, spend time with your family, get the kids into bed, and realize that, despite all odds, you just might have some time to write! But… first, you really should tackle those dishes. However, the plants need watering. Then, you tell yourself, you’ll feel much better once the living room is picked up or your office is clean.

And now that that’s done,  you’re tired. You’ve had a long day, and you’ve just accomplished a lot! There’s always time for writing tomorrow. Then as you drift off to sleep, you get that nagging feeling — that unfulfilled feeling deep in your heart that always creeps in when you’ve passed up an opportunity to write.

The common excuses which prevent us from writing

  • Writer’s block (which is never a good excuse – write anything to escape the dreaded block)
  • Life problems – life is full of problems – that will never change
  • Waiting for the perfect time to write – right now is always the time
  • Fear of failing or falling – overcome your fear by writing
  • I’ll do it later – your story will not write itself


  • develop a habit
  • create a plan
  • use social media less
  • recognize procrastination and avoid it
  • strive for progress – not perfection – that happens during edit

You’re more ready to write your book than you think. End of story.

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“Linda has published sixteen books. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on the challenges a writer faces, including marketing and promoting your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews and how to self-publish. She has mentored many authors and edited their work.” 

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