If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Friday, May 18, 2012

5 ways to use writing as an excuse

5. Did you say something? Sorry, I was busy listening to characters tell me what they needed to do next. 


4. Someone else has to do the housework because I’m busy trying to have a writing career. 


3. I can’t answer the phone right now because I’m in the middle of a great scene- please leave a message after the beep. 


2. A family reunion? Oh I can’t, I’m scheduled to write during that time. 


1. I can’t go on a date with you because I already have a date with my main character every night this week.

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I wouldn't use that last one on my wife though!

Summer Ross said...

LOL- I don't suppose a real significant other would take to kindly to #1- however, a random guy/gal at the bar might work just dandy. LOL

Cherie Reich said...

Love #5! And I could see using #1 to avoid going out with someone.

Laura Marcella said...

Hahaha, these are great! I use these kinds of excuses when I don't want to make dinner, LoL.

L. G. Keltner said...

I wish I could use #2 once in awhile, but the family in question would never accept such a response. Maybe one day, when my writing is generating some kind of real income for me, it'll be different. Maybe.

But I love #4 and #5!

Dana said...

Brilliant!

Old Kitty said...

I am taking down notes!! Yay!! Love these fab writerly excuses!! Thank you! Take care
x

L. Diane Wolfe said...

If it's my side of the family, I'm definitely using #2.

M Pax said...

I really enjoyed those. I've used writing as an excuse to get out of extra guild duties, etc ...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love these!!! I have to put #3 on my phone. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. Those are great excuses!

KarenG said...

Writerly excuses are the most fun, and no one really gets them but other writers :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Those are great excuses, but I have to echo Alex on the last one - I don't think I could get away using that with my husband . . .or even my kids.

D.J. Kirkby said...

Genius! Loved every one of these excuses...

Gina Gao said...

These are great excuses. I'm actually going to use some next time my mom bugs me.

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