#genrethon Excuses, in Bullet Form

They’re not excuses, #genrethon. They’re reasons.

[clears throat]

To Whom It May Concern,

  • I’m new
  • I started late
  • I woke up late
  • I went to bed early
  • I had to work
  • I had to eat
  • I was too ambitious
  • I wasn’t ambitious enough
  • I’m a slow reader
  • I got stuff going on here
  • There were too many words
  • Ditto on the pages
  • I had a stomach ache
  • I had to watch Legends of Tomorrow
  • I read at my own pace
  • I wasn’t taking any shit from John Milton this week

Milton disapproves.

  • Really, I was busy outlining my novel
  • I can’t be expected to do everything around this place
  • Psh, I read a variety of genres already
  • Enough people finished #genrethon; they didn’t need me
  • I’m much too valuable in my present capacity to spend time reading
  • I was arguing with people about dinosaurs having feathers, and that took up some time
  • I was too busy blogging about reading to read
  • It’s not like once the week is over I can no longer read
  • I wasn’t ready; preparedness is a prerequisite for victory
  • Look, I don’t need some readathon to feel good about myself
  • I can’t win ‘em all
  • But mark my words, I’m going to win one
  • I’m sorry, #genrethon
  • The truth is
  • I been downhearted, baby
  • Ever since the day we met.

On words and up words,


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