Friday, April 10, 2009
Not Writing is Like Chickenpox
Teensy tiny scratch.
Oh, all right.
I’ll write something. Soon.
Oh, you mean now?
Can’t. Working. Too sleepy. Busy. In “imagination stage” before I can actually create.
Oh, are those EXCUSES instead of real REASONS?
Yes, they are.
How about this one: it seems hopeless to write anything because it may never be published.
Yeah, that one’s more valid than the others, but still a dirty, rotten excuse.
The world has no place for excuses.
Anna C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow. She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online. While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others. In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition. Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino. Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings. She lives in Southern California with her family and pets. Please visit her web site at www.annacmorrison.com.