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Well, That Escalated Quickly – The Climb #86

Monday 17th April 2017 Producing The Climb is a bit of a challenge.  At its most basic it’s about writing a blog post every day.  It’s about distilling your day into a theme or a story and then telling it.  It’s about creating around 1000 words of content at the very end of the day [...]

2017-04-18T09:08:16+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Last Convention? – The Climb #85

Sunday 16th April 2017 I’m wondering if this might be the last great convention.  I’ve had a blast this Easter weekend, and it’s felt very business heavy (in a good way) but what’s been noticeable is the absence of pros.  As we said to Steve, he’s probably one of the most high profiles names here [...]

2017-04-17T07:36:06+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Shit Just Got Real – The Climb #84

Saturday 15th April 2017 Two Years ago, Eastercon was held in London.  I remember chatting to Cameron and Rob about their novels.  Gollancz had an open submissions window and so I lambasted the pair of them for not submitting.  They in turn, took issue with me and the manuscript with Black As Knight that I’d [...]

2017-04-16T10:30:14+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Events, Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Drunken Ramblings of A Man At Eastercon – The Climb #83

Friday 14th April 2017 Today has been a fun day. I spent the morning doing some admin.  I got The Climb scheduled (a minor victory in itself) and wrote  over 1000 words on book 2. By this time friends had started to arrive at Eastercon so I went downstairs to catch up with them.  Cameron [...]

2017-04-15T08:48:25+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Events, Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Hitting The Road – The Climb #82

Thursday 13th April 2017 This is the first time I’ve attempted to write The Climb whilst away from home and it’s proved a good test for when I go to the US.  And by a good test I mean it’s proved bloody difficult. I realise the only software I have wth any form of wordcount [...]

2017-04-14T08:31:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Travel, Writing|0 Comments

A Waste Of A Work Day – The Climb #81

Wednesday 12th April 2017 Today was a complete waste of a day. It started well.  Given the phone call I had with my boss yesterday evening I never got time to write.  It’s rare I do any extracurricular work but with a few things going on I thought it would probably be best to make [...]

2017-04-13T13:02:58+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Financial Reality Of Being A Writer – The Climb #80

Tuesday 11th April 2017 One of the big life aims of most writers is to one day earn enough from your writing that you could do it full-time.  For most writers it’s the impossible dream.  Even if you are able to get a book deal that pays you an advance, to earn one that actually [...]

2017-04-12T09:17:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I’ve Already Won – The Climb #79

Monday 10th April 2017 Today I learnt that I’ve already won. Now let me start by saying that we need to be clear about the definition of winning.  For you, that might be interpreted as writing a bestseller or an award-winning book, but for me it’s subtly different.  Winning is about ensuring that I’ve done [...]

2017-04-11T09:41:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Popping Into Focus – The Climb #78

Sunday 9th April 2017 One thing has been on my mind all throughout a very busy day today.  Plotting out these next two chapters last night, I had a problem where I need a secondary character to not be in the scenes. That sounds simple, right?  Just omit him, or say he’s doing something.  Trouble [...]

2017-04-10T09:59:41+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Food, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments