M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/09/15

Last night’s writing session was an exercise–no, a battle–of desire. Basically my will and my brain/body went to war. My will was fully determined to finish the 2nd round of edits in Chapter One of my urban fantasy pulp novella. My brain kept getting distracted, and my body took interest only in sleep. It was definitely one of the hardest writing sessions I’ve experienced, and I have stayed up 48 sleepless hours to finish a short story by the deadline–twice. (I think tonight’s little clash of will vs body felt so much more difficult because I’m so warn down from a good month and a half of staying up so late.)

I’m happy to report that my will won out. I finished my daily allotment of edits by 2:00am and hit the showers.

Granted, my bathroom walls appeared to tilt back and forth a bit, and I kept swatting at flashes of light that probably weren’t there as I walked to bed… And I had 15 minutes to get ready for work this morning (horay for ponytails!).

But I finished my edits, and I accomplished my goal. Granted, I am definitely feeling the exhaustion today, and I have another chapter to edit tonight. April 15th deadline, here I come. I refuse to falter on this.

How about you? Have you ever put yourself through the wringer to meet a deadline?


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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1 Response to M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/09/15

  1. rhunsinger says:

    Reblogged this on rrhunsinger and commented:
    The grind……

    Liked by 1 person

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