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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"My Dog Ate It"

Happy Tuesday One and All,

I remember in high school teachers used to say they've heard every excuse in the book on why someone didn't turn in their assignments on time. Their most hated excuse was "my dog ate my homework"

So, I figured for fun, come up with some goofy (and untrue, I hope) reasons not to write:

A monkey invaded my home. We had to evacuate while the zoo keeper came to collect said monkey. This lasted a whole week since the monkey hid and nobody could find it in my one-storey home.

I was abducted by aliens. I just returned last month. I'm still recovering. 

My characters don't like me. They said so.

Oh yeah...

And this one of course:  My dog ate my computer.

Of course, if you have a good excuse (health, family obligations, that sort of thing) then of course you haven't been writing. But if you've only been playing hooky, that's enough.

I've gotta pull up my manuscript and get to editing.

Have A Toe-Tapping Tuesday!  :-)

2 comments:

Regina Quentin said...

I love your goofy reasons! Those made me laugh. Especially the monkey. This makes me want to get to work because while my excuses may sound better than a week-long monkey search, they're equally as pitiful!

Bethany said...

Regina,

LOL like I've said, I have a goofy sense of humor so these things just pop into my head. :-)