M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/14/15

The muse is finally getting on board with the new writing schedule. Of course, the little trickster is still throwing ideas at me when I’m in places without access to a pen and paper. Well, she tries. I have gotten the best of her, however.

My friend, author Andrea Judy, put me on to Aqua Notes: a little notebook you can keep in the shower. I bought one off Amazon, and for last night’s writing session (posting this blog a day late as I’m walking to work), I took advantage. Here are a few notes I took, and yes, you can stick the paper on the shower tile:


Anyway, I managed to get everything down, and now I have at least three days of ideas to flesh out.

From the writing/work standpoint, it’s still hard. I work at a job that requires mental concentration, and then I have to come home and again concentrate. I think that forcing myself into the habit of writing every day has helped. The brain is like muscles. It will get used to your schedule.

I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be had I not purposed myself to write every day. For the past few days, I would have come home and crashed. I would not have spent time thinking about scenes. I would have lost the zone that we writers keep trying to get into. This weekend I going out of town. Now, I am planning my writing sessions; before I would have left everything at home.

If you are a writer and you are wondering how important it is to write every day, I can definitely say it has helped me.

What about all of you? What do you think?


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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2 Responses to M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/14/15

  1. Andi Judy says:

    Aqua Notes are the best!! Glad I got you hooked! 🙂


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