- My manuscript was stolen and I only just paid the ransom to get it back.
- I am allergic to revision and had to take antibiotics and wait for the swelling to go down.
- Bad spill. Can’t read revision notes.
- Grizzly bears / wild boars / rabid pigeons ate it.
- I had a finger injury and lost all ability to type.
- I am boycotting writing until they free Tibet.
- My computer started swallowing words until I had nothing left.
- Alien abduction, a solid excuse for anything, anytime.
- Gossip Girl / America’s Next Top Model / The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious was on TV.
- Bad case of the hiccups.
- Violent amnesia. I had a deadline? What, where, when?
Got a better explanation? I’m all ears.