How to Distract a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer in Ten Easy Steps

I posted this on my Facebook page Thursday night, and it got good reviews so I figured I would post it here as well.

How to distract a science fiction/fantasy writer in 10 easy steps:

  1. I am really annoyed with this chapter. It’s not flowing…
  2. I wonder how my blog did today? Let me check…
  3. Oh! I think need some chamomile tea. :::makes tea:::
  4. I should check my Facebook notifications.
  5. I am getting so distracted! I need someone standing behind me with a whip.
  6. :::breaks into song::: “Where there’s a whip, [crack] there’s a way…”
  7. Why didn’t Peter Jackson do The Hobbit like Bass and Rankin? #headdesk
  8. I should update my Facebook status about my pathetic ability to stay on target.
  9. “He’s too close!” “Stay on target.” “I can’t shake him!”
  10. Why did George Lucas insist on directing Episodes 1-3 himself?

Hmmmm. I think I need some chamomile tea….

Fantasy, steampunk, and paranormal novelist M. B. Weston is the author of The Elysian Chronicles, a fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason. Weston is also the hose of The Final Cut In Movies radio show that airs on TMV Cafe Monday nights at 8:00 EST. For more information on M. B. Weston, visit To receive notification of M. B. Weston’s book releases click here to subscribe to Dark Oak Press & Media’s e-newsletter.

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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