M.B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/05/15

Seriously, why does the story have to unfold itself, complete with good dialogue, while I’ve only got 5 minutes to get to work?!?

Why can’t it unfold itself while I’m drinking a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea and staring at my computer screen waiting for stupid inspiration to strike?!?

Obviously inspiration likes seeing me panic while I try to simultaneously apply eyeshadow with one hand and jot down notes with the other. And no, I’m not ambidextrous, so you can imagine how that turned out.


I think my muse lives in the hot water heater and only shows up when I’m in the shower.

On a good note, this grand “writing everyday experiment” is proving fruitful. Inspiration is flowing! Now if I can just get it to flow while I’m at the computer…

Of course, that was before work. Once I left work, I came home and had to record tonight’s Final Cut in Movies Radio Show. Then out to eat. Got back around 8:45, walked dog, answered some email, looked over copy for Dark Oak Press… Once again, I’m now trying to meet my “write something today” quota after hours…

Thank goodness I’m a night owl. And thank goodness the iPhone has an MS Word app… One of the first times I’ve written something almost half asleep… We’ll see if it’s a recognizable language tomorrow afternoon.

Lesson: always have a notebook handy 🙂



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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