M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/29/15

I’m sitting here at the airport ready to board a plane for Charlotte, and then another for Chattanooga. I will be at ChattaCon all weekend. This is the promotional part of writing. The fun part. I get to meet readers, talk about writing on panels, and geek out.

Packing for this con made me realize the difficulty of staying in target with writing every day while traveling, and I think I came to a big realization.

Typing on the computer, no matter how tired I am, will ultimately lead to a more efficient writing session…

Dang. I really love the MS Word app in my iPhone, and I still swear by it. Without it, I would not have started to develop this habit of writing every day.

However, I suspect it has made me lazy.

Using a cell phone app is easy. I pick up my cell phone. I type words in texting style. I don’t have to wait for a computer to boot up. (Stop laughing, Mac users.) I don’t have to wait for all those stupid updates to take effect. (Seriously, Mac users, no snarky comments.) I can even lay down on the couch while I type.

And last night I fell asleep after just a few words…

Sigh. So I realized that using my computer to write is making a commitment to writing. It’s not a fly by night thing. It requires me to sit up. Turning it on and waiting means I will be more apt to keep writing for longer because I’ve already wasted the boot up time. (I would say that sitting up will keep me from sleeping, but we all know that doesn’t work…)

Anyway, so I packed my computer to go to this convention. I will write this weekend. And I will make it count.

How about you? Have any of you figured out that using a computer might work better?

Toodles!

PS sorry in advance for double blogs this weekend. I am uploaded my con schedule as well.

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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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