M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/06/15

As I write this, my eyes are fighting to stay open. I should have known that my writing is kind of like Cinderella’s coach. No matter how beautiful and glitzy it is, and no matter what kind of amazing ideas are inside of it… Yeah, my writing basically turns into a pumpkin after midnight.

And yet, somehow, I keep finding myself trying to push the boundaries just a bit more.


Why do I do this to myself? I know–I know–that when I have to edit this massive amount of slush, I’m going to be doing double the work just to make it readable…

And yet, I keep thinking, “Just one more paragraph.”

(It would help if my characters would take a little breather. If they would just sleep, I could too.)

Anywho, enough rambling. Today was productive. I finished up several administrative things (like bills), and I finally plowed through this first scene, where I feel like I’ve been stuck for days because I can’t get it right. (Figuring out that I was writing the wrong book didn’t help, either…) But I’m through the scene. My characters have met and they are off hunting the bad guy through the streets of New Orleans. Oh yeah, and some coroner almost had a little accident when what was supposed to be a dead body sat up all Michael Myers style.

:::evil grin:::

Hey, if I’m gonna be up late writing, I’m going to have some fun with it.

Tomorrow, I gotta figure out the next scene and keep it all going. Here’s to a full week of fulfilling my New Year’s Resolution to write every day!

Drop me a line and let me know what projects you’re working on!


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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6 Responses to M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/06/15

  1. Hey M.B.! Congrats on the progress with the diary and the writing everyday.
    So now Igotta read this story! You had me with the body sitting up.
    Projects going? Got two shorts out on Amazon. Another three Short story anthology hitting soon. Two proposals to send out and a viking vs. Werewolf novels I’m pounding out!
    Happy New Year!!!!!!

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  2. The sales have been OK since it is word of mouth. Been trying to garner reviews to help drive them. I would recommend it especially if like me the tales are unsolicited and the market isn’t too interested in your offering.

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