Sunday, July 19, 2015

What's Your Excuse?

Even though I’ve had ample time to write today, I haven’t even opened Microsoft Word. It’s just too darned hot to write. It’s 90 degrees outside, and since we don’t have air conditioning, it’s well over 80 in the house. I can’t wait until later when it’s supposed to cool down and the rain comes in.
Some people bask in the heat, but I’m not a fan of summer. These high temps leave me feeling short of breath. I’ve been having heart palpitations and I’m just exhausted.
So, that’s why I’m not writing.
I guess if I really wanted to write, I would. The truth is, I’m working on a rewrite and I’ve hit a stumbling block. I need to work things out in my mind before I move forward. I guess I could work on a different project, but for now I’m using the heat as my excuse to take a break.
I’ve heard from other authors who have a difficult time writing in the summertime. They’re hot, busy, have house guests, the kids are driving them crazy, etc, etc.
Do you have a hard time writing in the summer? Are you taking a break? What’s YOUR excuse?

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