Thursday Thoughts: Universal Excuses

This is something we all do. You can admit it to yourself. You don’t have to acknowledge it here. I’ll admit it out loud. I make excuses. Especially when I should be doing something–like writing. Or editing. Or marketing. I look for ways to dodge doing it. I’ve been known to iron–a chore I abhor until I’m actually doing it, at which point I discover that it’s a rather soothing exercise. Anyway, I’ve discovered–along with many of the writers I know–that the Universe is dead on with this message: 

Show me someone, Silver,, who keeps getting in your way, and I’ll show you someone who keeps making excuses.

Tricky, tricky, tricky –
The Universe

Oh, Silver, you slay me.

I totally get in my own way. And shouldn’t. It’s unproductive. Especially when I make up excuses or find other activities to occupy the time I should be working on writing, editing, and marketing because that’s what successful writers do. And I want to be one that. Successful. I’m gonna get right on that. Just as soon as I get out of my own way and stop making excuses.

What about y’all? Are you guilty of this?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Excuses

  1. Yep. If there’s something to do, I can find an excuse not to do it. (And then find something else to do.) Which is why my to-do list from the other day only has one thing crossed off of it. I need to kick my own butt and get some of this stuff done before other stuff comes around to be added to the list. Blerg.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah, you should do that because I’ll be sending CU back today. Just sayin’…. I got the ironing done yesterday. And if I can get the kinks out of my back, I’ll get the island volunteers trimmed out. And CU done. And then I have no excuses not to work on my own $h!+. 🙄 I don’t want to adult today but hey, someone’s got to do it. 😉

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