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Losing My Mojo – The Climb #311

Tuesday 28th November 2017 I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that my current malaise is due to the change of season.  A number of people I’ve spoken to in the last week or so have said that they feel a bit sluggish coupled with a feeling of not wanting to be bothered. Mine seems to [...]

2017-12-01T01:40:34+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Feeling A Little Flat – The Climb #310

Monday 27th November 2017 I keep reminding myself that tournaments take it out of me.  The worry, the focus, the physical exertion… it all adds up and I’m learning that for a week to ten days afterwards I’m a little flat. Life is excellent at the moment.  Overall, things are going brilliantly.  Whilst the day [...]

2017-11-29T00:10:58+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Learning New Things – The Climb #309

Sunday 26th November 2017 Despite all the disappointment I ended yesterday deciding that I would go to training today.  After all, it’s not about getting knocked down it’s about getting back up.  And with a later start today I could get a lay-in and still make it to Godalming. Except I overslept and woke up [...]

2017-11-27T16:16:46+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Productivity, The Climb|0 Comments

Tournament Disaster! – The Climb #308

Saturday 25th November 2017 I’ve always known that my good fortune wasn’t going to last.  It’s not so much that I’ve been lucky as that my tournament success has been based on a number of factors, only some of which I can control. But look… Wessex Bath wasn’t dreadful.  It’s not the end of the [...]

2017-11-26T16:01:00+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Black Friday – The Climb #307

Friday 24th November 2017 Today is the day before my next tournament. This is becoming such a regular occurrence that I guess I should be used to it by now but I am a bundle of nerves.  I feel unprepared, my pool seems impossible to beat, and I’m sure everything will go terribly wrong tomorrow. [...]

2017-11-25T23:51:14+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

Feeling Left Behind – The Climb #306

Thursday 23rd November 2017 Today was a busy day with both Physio and gym this morning.  It left me feeling knackered this afternoon (especially as I had to be up super-early this morning after getting back very late from training). But I’d arranged to go out for a meal this evening with my beta-reader Kate.  [...]

2017-11-24T21:22:39+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Swamped With Swordfighting Stuff – The Climb #305

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 This week is supposed to be a holiday from work.  It’s supposed to be time for me to unwind and shake off some of the day job stress. So am I relaxing?  Am I heck. No, instead I find myself trying to catch up on a multitude of tasks that desperately [...]

2017-11-23T17:32:34+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Editing Action Scenes – Te Climb #304

Tuesday 22nd November 2017 I made good progress with the novel today.  Only 3 or 4 chapters, but progress is progress. It’s funny the things that can trip you up as you edit.  Case in point today.  I have a big action scene set on a carriage and I approach such scenes as if I [...]

2017-11-22T16:35:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Getting Stuck Into Edits – The Climb #303

Monday 20th November 2017 I always have such ambitious plans. I look at my week off and say I want to get the entire book edited in that time.  I sit down and calculate how many chapters that is a day, and remind myself that this is just a structural edit.  Given that I’ve learnt [...]

2017-11-22T00:03:45+00:00 November 21st, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Back To The Edits – The Climb #302

Sunday 19th November 2017 Much to my annoyance there was no Sunday sparring today. Whilst I appreciate that it’s the day after Bucklerthon, I have Wessex Bath in less than a week and… well, I need to train. Perhaps a day off is what my body needs after a slew of tournaments but given I [...]

2017-11-21T00:20:42+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments