Category Archives: M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary

Writing Diary: How I Became More Productive

Time management skills have eluded me since grade school. Okay, that’s not true. Time Management and I might have been friends had I not already been involved in close relationships with Procrastination and Distraction. Throughout the years, I have tried … Continue reading

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Writing When You Feel Overwhelmed: Hope for the Struggling Writer

How many of you have felt totally overwhelmed when you realized the amount of work it would actually take to complete your story? I’m sitting here at Starbucks. I’m supposed to be writing the rough draft to Book 3 of … Continue reading

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Brainstorming: Staying Open to Fresh Ideas That Conflict With Your Plan

I’m sitting in Starbucks, taking my few hours a week away from all my distractions, brainstorming my outline/pre-draft for the third book in the Elysian Chronicles Series: The Sword of the Vanir. Today, I’m trying to organize all the notes … Continue reading

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Facing Your Deepest Fears – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 08/29/16

I’m sitting in front of my computer with shivers literally traveling down my arms. I can’t imagine how my poor character is feeling… Except my character is a Navy Seal. Named Tom… [Cue the excitement from the Elysian Chronicles fans…] … Continue reading

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How Not to Sabotage Yourself – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 08/03/16

Any work-from-home profession leaves the door wide open for self-sabotage. I’ve been plodding along, editing my Michael Lodestone urban-fantasy novella for the past week, and I’m pretty sure I’ve walked through that door a few times. I’m sure I can … Continue reading

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Making Writing Work in Less-Than-Ideal Digs – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 7/27/16

My writing desk sits in the middle of the only living area in my small, two-bedroom condo. (When I say small, understand that my kitchen has less counter space than some office desks.) The living area is home to the … Continue reading

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Writing is Hard: M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary – 07/25/16

Writing is hard. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Writing isn’t just telling a good story. It’s telling a good, seamless story within word count, that sounds professional, with good character development, ample adjectives, and of course with impeccable grammar. … Continue reading

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