M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/01/15

Sometimes if you want to get any writing done, you just have to take a power nap. I spent 3 days at ChattaCon, and it was awesome! I sold out of my first book, and I’m starting to see a trend back to action/fantasy. (Thank you Marvel!)

I knew I would be able to write on both of my plane rides back to Naples. However, the moment I hit the chair for the Chattanooga to Atlanta leg of the journey, I felt my eyes close, and I couldn’t do much to stop it. I reasoned that since the flight was only 25 minutes, I would just sleep.

It worked. I got just the right amount of sleep so that I was refreshed when I woke up instead of groggy.

Believe it or not, I have often used the power nap as a means of getting rid of the sleepy “edge” so I can write two to three more hours to meet a goal or a deadline. It doesn’t work all the time, but I highly recommend it (especially if you have a 10 hour drive home left to go and you know you aren’t going to make it without some shut eye).

How about you? Do you use power naps so you can keep going?


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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