M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/31/15

Writing on Saturday while at a convention is next to impossible.

First, there is staying by the table to make sales. That’s kind of a priority at conventions: make sales and introduce new readers to my books. And I’m not just talking sales of books. I got myself myself a another short story deal today while I was standing at the table and talking with a fellow author.

Then, there are the panels. I’m a bit obsessive about arriving on time to panels. If a convention has me as a guest, I want to fulfill my part of the bargain. That means I show up to panels on time, (preferably with a caffeinated beverage to help aid in the entertainment factor). Arriving late or missing panels isn’t an option. (The exception, of course, was MCFC this year when I got so sick I couldn’t stand.)

Then there is the after convention networking… It doesn’t leave much time for writing.

So here I am again, typing words into my phone after I had made a big deal about using a computer for writing sessions from now on only a day or two ago. But I’m writing. I am keeping the momentum of the story flowing.

Today’s session wasn’t much. I can feel that tingle in the back of my throat, meaning I’m about to get sick if my body doesn’t fight it. I can’t get sick again. I just got over two months of a sinus infection that took everything out of me. Basically, I made sure to jot down some of the ideas that I had throughout the day–especially after finding a few experts I needed to interview. I might pester them some more tomorrow.

How about the rest of you? What do you do to carve out time to write at conventions?


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: 01/31/15

  1. leonardhilleyii says:

    It’s not easy. I keep a notebook with me as I go from event to event and make notes should thoughts about my WIPs come to mind. When I return to my room later in the evening, I write on my laptop.

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