In the Sunday comics Stephan Pastis, creator of “Pearls Before Swine,” told the truth about writers; funny, yet sad, because the truth hurts. I can’t illustrate the panels, however, I can share the words.
8:01 Today I will write ten pages
8:02 Whoa, can’t write without coffee.
8:17 @*@#. Now I’m hungry.
8:50 I need inspiration. I’ll watch YouTube
12:00 Lunch break
1:13 Still not inspired. I need a walk
2:26 Okay, now I’m ready
2:28 Whoa, No printer ink. I’ll buy some
4:15 Okay. Now I’m all set.
4:19 But could use more coffee
4:36 And one game of “Words with Friends.”
4:58 ring ring ring
4:59 ‘Hey, Rat. It’s me. Pig. Wonder if you have time to talk.’
5:00 Great. Now you’ve wasted my whole day. I give up.
8:01 Today I will write twenty pages”
I am confidant writers can identify with the strip. The excuses will differ, but we do find reasons not to write. I would say more, but I have thirty pages to write today. However I have finished enough pages for three books that can be found at Amazon here. http://www.amazon.com/Terry-Nelson/e/B00EEVHN38