- I don't have the skill to express, on paper, all the cool thoughts running around in my head.
- I don't have a cool thought in my head right now; I have absolutely NOTHING worthwhile to say.
- I want to write, but I feel guilty leaving the housework to rot.
- It's a really pretty day out, and writing feels too much like work.
- Truth is, I don't want to write at all. Writing's PAINFUL. I want to have written, preferably a bestselling book with a six-figure advance.
Next time you're tempted to say, "I have writer's block," ask yourself why - ask, "What do I really mean by this term, 'writer's block'?" Then, if you really want to write, address the root cause of the problem - don't moan about it. The writer with writer's block is a cliche - and any writer KNOWS that cliches are to be avoided like the...zombies created when the cook at Dan's Deli put too much preservative in the salami. (Wordy, perhaps, but "plague" would've been unintentionally ironic.)
Grab that paper and pen and WRITE!! Or leave a comment below, telling us YOUR favorite excuses NOT to write.