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Ultimate Author Excuses: Add Yours !

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by SpiritofEowyn, Aug 17, 2006.

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  1. SpiritofEowyn

    SpiritofEowyn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So you're missed posting on time for a day, month, hopefully not a year--- what is your excuse/reason? Your readers are getting rabid and threatening your favorite pet bunny...

    Share your 'official' and 'unofficial' excuse. Real or made up. Is it better to have a sock do it?



    Excuses



    *My beta got sick

    *It's *insert character name* 's fault.

    *My plotbunny ran away

    *I had a date. ::feel ashamed. :p ::

    * I got sleepy.

    * My final is tomorrow!
     
  2. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    I have to wash the brain of my beta so she doesn't criticize me...

    The man of my dreams was distracting me.

    "I couldn't think straight. I was being kissed."
     
  3. SilSolo

    SilSolo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mar 5, 2004
    The plot bunny bit my fingers off, so blame them for my typing!

    School

    I have a headache and can't write anything coherent for the moment.
     
  4. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Work is keeping me busy.

    Worrying about not having work is keeping me busy.

    I was writing something else. (Which also never materializes)

    I just haven't been into it lately. (Translation: I've been watching TV)

    I'll get right on it ASAP.

    Oh, I was getting ready to reply to YOUR story. :D

    That one's next on my update list.

    My muse has deserted me.

    What was that? Oh--my sister's on the phone. I have to go.

    I'm scrapping this version and starting over.

    I've been feeling too depressed to write.

    I only write when I feel depressed, and I've been too happy to write.

    My cat is sick.

    I've had finals. (For 2 1/2 months)

    I think there's something wrong with my keyboard.

    I'm beta'ing an epic.

    I've been visiting friends. (Who I live next door to, and whose house I'm always playing video games at)

    No one appreciates my genius.

    Too many people are calling me a genius, and I'm frozen under the pressure. (Okay, that has never happened to me.) :p

    I'm into another fandom.

    I lost the URL (To my own story)

    I decided I couldn't finish it as PG, so I'm continuing it on fanfiction.net. (No, you're not.)

    I was grounded from the computer. (And I'm 32, and I "grounded" myself because I was sick of being on it.)
     
  5. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    Oct 28, 2003
    We forgot to pay the power bill and our Internet got shut off.

    Somebody down the street cut our internet lines with a knife.

    DarthRealLife

    I was tired of being accidentally logged in as someone else every time I tried to hit post...


    I've actually written most of it! (Just not posted it)


    It's all down in my head.


    My beta is on vacation with no internet connection. (For the next six months...)
     
  6. SpiritofEowyn

    SpiritofEowyn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :p Brillant. I can think of some stories those would apply to.



     
  7. Specterace

    Specterace Jedi Master star 4

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    It's not my fault college is such a pain!

    Everytime I want to write, I don't have time.

    Everytime I have time, I don't want to write.

    I'm still planning out this one part coming up...

    I can't get myself motivated enough...

    Give me time to get rid of all the plot holes...

    I can't remember where I was supposed to take this story from here... (never happened to me, but then again, I'm only concentrating on one fic...)

    I don't have any connection faster than dial-up! (Not a legit enough excuse for me, but I can imagine that someone on these boards will use that excuse sooner or later...)

    I'm still trying to polish up this one part (and have been trying to do so for over a year now...).

    Wait a second... What was this whole "Star Wars" thing about again? I forgot...
     
  8. EmilieDarklighter

    EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 19, 2002
    COLLEGE is my catch-all excuse.
     
  9. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was tired of being accidentally logged in as someone else every time I tried to hit post...

    [face_laugh] [:D]


    Well, I was proofreading the next chapter, and - oh, look at the kitty...so I had this idea where - ohhh, shiny thing!

    I had to grandmother-proof the house (long story :p ).

    I was sleeping (for the past year or so).

    I'm lazy (that should be my disclaimer).

    My computer got recalled because of its lithium ion battery.

    My dog ate my notes.

    I had the next chapter all set to go, but then this spaceship crash-landed right in my backyard, and out popped Captain Cowabunga! He said he needed my help on a super-super-secret mission to save the world from the evil clutches of Dr. Dull. So I had to write this really awesome fight scene for them to act out, and it totally used up all my creativity for a few months.

    My muse was in jail. Don't ask, it's rather embarassing for both of us (but the video's on YouTube).


    Not all of these are true. Well, the Captain Cowabunga story might be. [face_mischief]
     
  10. YodaKenobi

    YodaKenobi VIP star 6 VIP

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    May 27, 2003
    I hate you all.
     
  11. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    My muse was in jail. Don't ask, it's rather embarassing for both of us (but the video's on YouTube).


    [face_laugh][face_laugh] Good one Jade :D



    My computer crashed and I hadn't backed everything up...(that actually happened to me!)


    My family decided I needed a real hobby so they sold my computer on ebay and bought me a book to collect stamps in....


    I've been spending more time doing community service.


    I got tired of the bunnies attacking me so I started watching Food Network instead.


    I've taken up astronomy to try and be the first to find that other galaxy we were writing about in the first place...
     
  12. SpiritofEowyn

    SpiritofEowyn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You hate us for using excuses and not updating on time all the time, or is that the excuse you use to put 'fear in the hearts of readers everywhere'?
     
  13. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I hate you all.

    That's a good one, too. :p


    My flash drive was reformatted.

    Aliens abducted my ideas from my brain as part of a government conspiracy to combat a deadly virus threatening humanity while simultaneously spreading it among lesser alien races...it's complicated.

    My spellcheck is broken.

    I'm having trouble finding another way to say "brandy brown eyes."

    For the life of me I couldn't get Obi-Wan to stop sounding so girly.

    I wanted to make sure I got the exact length of a Star Destroyer correct.
     
  14. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    Went on long car trip by myself, now have writers block.

    It's summer and I've been spending lots of time outside. (I haven't, but it sounded good...)
     
  15. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    I kept having Han burst into song, Palpatine in boxers and Leia tapdancing.
     
  16. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    My muse wants a karaoke fic and the very idea causes me to giggle endlessly.
     
  17. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    I was playing Indiana Jones theme until the SW song got out of my head. No time to write.
     
  18. SpiritofEowyn

    SpiritofEowyn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sooo... Moral of the story... you should be glad I didn't post anything with my Muse being the way it is?o_O

    Might work.


    * I'm working on this other fic. See I have this system that treats all fics equally...

    *I'm trying to get a job, and work to pay for the internet so I can post my stories.

    * I was drawing Jaina and Jag fanart.

    * I was drawing fanart for this story.

    * ::cookiebribery::
     
  19. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    Mar 1, 2002
    These were interesting. I might use a few... :p

    My kids want me to pay attention to them.

    My muse has gone into hiding and she's ignoring the chocolate that I've tried to use as bait.

    My brain is frozen and I can't get it working again. I does come before E except after C, doesn't it?

    I'm working on a quilt for which I get paid real money.

    I'm getting ready to go to a convention.

    I'm on vacation and nowhere near a computer.

    I'm working on it now (translation - I was thinking about it and then went for ice cream)

    I'm working on another story and I'm stuck. If I lose focus, I'll never get it back so I can't work on this story just now.

    I watched TPM to help me with characterization. (sure, I did...)

     
  20. Luton_Plunder

    Luton_Plunder Jedi Knight star 3

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    [face_laugh] These are great!

    How about... "I wanted to get my lightsaber duelling scene exactly right, so I acted out the choreography. Unfortunately, in the name of realism I used actual lightsabers and accidentally cut off my hands, making writing the next update quite impossible."
     
  21. PonyTricks

    PonyTricks Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 25, 2003
    I got a new puppy, and she chased all my plot bunnies away...
     
  22. Princess_Arulmozhi

    Princess_Arulmozhi Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 16, 2004
    I was going to write something, but someone else stole that idea and wrote it already, so I'm not writing.

    [extending Layren's excuse about sock-posts]Oh yeah - I actually did post in the wrong story, and had to go and edit it.

     
  23. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 17, 2005
    "I got called in to work in the early hours of the morning, when my brain is at its writing best." --- actually happened :mad:

    "The Yuuzhan Vong knocked out all communications on my planet and I haven't been able to connect to the Internet."
     
  24. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oct 11, 2005
    I haven't posted to my WIP Anakin's Escape in months. I'm not sure whether I lost interest or I wrote my self into a corner and I have firgure out or cared enough to get out of it. Actually, I have a second WIP with the same story...

    Maybe I should stick to vigs and poems...
     
  25. jackyyy17

    jackyyy17 Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 12, 2006
    "I'm moving."

    "I have a major case of monthly long writers block."


     
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