Really. A bunch of them.
A couple of weeks ago I promised myself that I wouldn’t post again until I had finished revising my first chapter to the point where I could feel good about showing it to my wife and kids. Not completely finished, mind you. Just good enough to give them a feel for how the chapter would eventually sound.
Needless to say, it's not finished. (Though I decided to post anyway!)
My list of
1. The nasty cold (flu?) which knocked me out for about a week.
2. I'm a slow writer who only gets to write late at night.
3. Openings give me more trouble than anything. You need a fair amount of description to get your reader grounded, and I'm awful at descriptions. Seriously, I must have rewritten the first paragraph fifty times already and it's still not there. I wish this writing stuff would come more easily.
Anyway, I plan on staying awake this weekend until that chapter is ready. No more excuses.