Bish Denham is celebrating eight years of blogging. That is an impressive feat, and she's marking the occasion by hosting The Listing Hop along with the always cool Alex J, Cavanaugh!
We've all made lists at some time or another, and that's what you need to do here. The list can be anything, provided that you avoid adult content. The list should be between 5 and 25 items long. Simple, right?
As a writer, I find myself coming up with excuses about why I didn't manage to get any writing done. I think most writers have been there at one time or another. With that in mind, I thought I'd make a list that my fellow writers can refer to if you ever need an excuse as to why you didn't get any writing done. Some are quite believable, while others are rather off the wall.
The Top 10 Reasons Why I Couldn't Write Today
#1: My family had constant issues that demanded all of my time.
#2: After weeks of avoiding the dirty laundry and dishes, I had no choice but to do them. Now I am suffering from a housework-related stress disorder.
#3: My kids thought it would be fun to use my notebook, which contained my outline and various other notes related to my WIP, as a coloring book. This forced me to spend the rest of my day as a mime since I can't use bad language around children.
#4: My coffee pot was sabotaged by villainous trolls. My inability to imbibe my daily dose of caffeine forced my brain to shut down.
#5: My dog ate my WIP.
#6: My computer became self-aware and decided to break down in order to prevent me from getting any writing done.
#7: I hit my head on my desk in frustration, and the impact made me temporarily forget that I'm a writer. I instead spent the afternoon convinced that my sole mission in life is to rid the world of wine by drinking it all.
#8: The government recruited me to go on a top secret mission to save the world. This clearly took up a good portion of my spare time.
#9: An alien spacecraft crash landed in my backyard. I had to help the craft's occupants scavenge for spare parts to repair it.
#10: I spent so much time making lists that I ran out of time. It's called procrastination.
There's my list! Be sure to visit some of the other participants!