M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/12/15

Today has been the hardest day so far in terms of keeping my New Year’s resolution to write every day. Worked an hour-and-a-half overtime. I’m an accountant, so that involves staring at a computer for that extra time. Left work with my eyes watering, probably because I was concentrating so hard I didn’t blink as much as normal.

Also, I invited my family over to watch the Ohio State/Oregon National Title game. Long story short, everyone left at halftime. (We live on the East Coast and halftime is when we all go to bed.) I walked the dog. Bear in mind that the little fuzz ball has this microfiber fur that works like Velcro and picks up every bit of dirt imaginable.

Did I mention it rained?

Got the dog back to the house and gave him a bath. Then watched the final few minutes of the game. (Go Buckeyes!) Finally got myself in the shower and sat down to write at 1:30am…

My body is totally not in sync with my mind regarding the validity of this little New Year’s resolution. Everything wants to shut down, but I’m doing this.

(Ina side note, I honestly cannot see how people with full time jobs and children can find time to write. I salute all of you. You are amazing!)

Of course, you know the muse is sitting over in the corner playing chess with herself, muttering, “Don’t even think about blaming me for this one. You did this to yourself, Miss Hospitality.”

All righty… Let’s see if my mind can beat my body. I’ve got my dude in a fire fight, and he needs some weapons of he wants to get out alive. (If he doesn’t get out alive, this is going to be a really short novella–and don’t tempt me!)

Results: got enough words writing to fulfill New Year’s resolution. Fell asleep a few times. Woke up about an hour later…


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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