"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)



  1. My muse is on strike for more chocolate.
  2. I'm letting my ideas simmer.
  3. The dog ate my... um... computer?
  4. It's that time of the month.
  5. My kids have the week off from school. What kind of mom would I be if I ignored them all day?
  6. I'm not goofing around on Facebook and Twitter. I'm marketing.
  7. I'm exercising my right as a temperamental artist to be difficult, petulant, and rebellious.
  8. My characters stopped talking to me.
  9. Um, research – yeah, that's it, I'm doing research.
  10. Ooooh, shiny!


Alana said...

Ha! Love it! Light and humorous - perfect little post. :)

Renee said...

Great post...They all sound good to me!

Mercy a.k.a Rogue said...

Ive been known to use one or two of these. Great post, gave me a giggle.

K.C. Woolf said...

That definitely put a smile on my face =)

Sue Jackson said...

Awesome list Shelli!! I could relate to almost all of them. You have a wonderful sense of humor and are stunningly creative.


ali said...

LOL I was gonna pick one or two that I could say were my favorite but ... I loved ALL those excuses! Some I've already used. Really!

River said...

Lol! I've used so many.

Cathryn Grant said...

Excellent excuses. May I add: I'm not being lazy, I'm recharging my creative energy.

Shelli said...

Alana, Renee, KC, Mercy -- Thanks, I'm glad I could make you smile. :)

Sue, you are making me blush! Thank you kindly.

Thank you, Ali and River!

Cathryn -- Ah, I like it! My list is expanding. :)

Angela Felsted said...

I like "The dog ate my computer." What's my excuse? I don't have a dog.

Shannon Lawrence said...

My new excuse: I need to write my blog entry for the A to Z Challenge! Yikes.

Shelli said...

Angela, thanks. When you come up with a good excuse, I'll add it to my list. ;)

Shannon -- I know, right? I have to be careful not to let my blog posts take over all my writing time.