- I didn't have time, there was so much housework to get done, or
- my evil day job (EDJ) is just too draining
- I had no inspiration to speak of today
- the family was visiting, I couldn't lock myself off from the world to get any words
- or any number of other wildly fantastical reasons (the dog ate my computer?)
I might well be super busy today, and the family's coming to visit, and I really need to do that thing (you know that thing?), but I'm still going to sit down, set a 10 minute timer, and get something. And then I'll know I have succeeded because I haven't allowed the evil excuse fairy, or the nasty procrastination pixie to win.And then remember that, when you're writing, failure is only having no words for the day. You can't revise what you haven't written.
I'm off to get words.
Have you done your 10 minutes today? How do you go about slaying the evil excuse fairy? Or is this never a problem for you?