Reasons to Avoid Writing

  1. Your one year old is picky and wants to be held constantly. You want to write, but your hands are always full.
  2. You are pregnant and not sleeping well. The time you could be writing is suddenly the time you might be able to rest.
  3. You must maximize the time you and your spouse are both off and awake at the same time. The idea of facing a computer when you could be facing him is not acceptable.
  4. You want to get caught up so you can focus when you get down to writing. Laundry, dishes, organizing, decorating, cooking, cleaning. Will you ever really be caught up?
  5. You’re at work and would rather try to leave on time than bring your laptop and spend a half hour on your writing while the distractions of your home life are held at bay.

I can write all day about why I can’t write all day. What I’ve learned by creating this list is that I am not accountable to a routine and therefore can always make the choice not to write. Instead, I want to commit to 300 words a day.

What are your reasons to avoid writing?

 

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