People think of all sorts of reasons as to why they can’t write. Yesterday my reason was I was tired because I’d been up late the night before, sick from something I ate. It was 8 PM, and as I plunked myself down in front of the TV to watch something, anything, off the TIVO, I congratulated myself for taking it easy. “I deserve some down time,” I thought. “I’m tired,” I thought. Then this morning I was reminded of this story, which I’d read about before: Brian May, guitarist for the band “Queen”, has recently completed his dissertation and oral exams for a PhD in astronomy.
It took him a while to finish his dissertation, obviously. He was busy writing some of the best rock songs ever recorded and touring with the band Queen. Thirty years, but he did it.
What was my excuse again? Oh, yeah… I was tired.