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Keeping A Diary – The Climb #387

Monday 12th February 2018 When I was young, I used to keep a diary.  Every night I would write about my day, as boring as it might be.  In many ways, The Climb is an extension of that, taking that documenting of a day and turning it into something very much focus on my writing [...]

2018-02-15T12:13:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Day Of Consuming Media – The Climb #386

Sunday 11th November 2018 Today I’ve been really bored. I still think it’ll be a number of weeks before I start writing something new, and whilst I have a short story I need to work on, I was too restless for what is a delicate bit of prose.  And given I spent some time yesterday [...]

2018-02-12T17:52:44+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Games, Health, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

Continuing The Plotting – the Climb #385

Saturday 10th February 2018 It’s a pretty lazy weekend this weekend.  Fingergeddon means I’m still not fit to fight, and being on call with the day job means I can’t really go anywhere. So I spent a part of today working on the plot for book 3. I was working primarily with Scrivener’s corkboard feature [...]

2018-02-12T17:44:10+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Building The Plot For Book 3 – The Climb #384

Friday 10th February 2017 You’d think after my meeting with Kate yesterday on Book 2’s first draft that I’d be very much thinking about the subplot that needs replacing. But instead, I’ve almost pushed it to the back of my mind.  My creative process works best when it’s in the background. So the focus for [...]

2018-02-10T18:46:51+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Taking Feedback On A Draft – The Climb #383

Thursday 8th February 2018 Today I met up with Kate to discuss her beta read of book 2. I spent the morning going over her detailed notes and making notes of my own. When reading feedback from a beta reader, there’s a filter you have to put over it.  Just because one reader might have [...]

2018-02-10T01:32:25+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

It Doesn’t Get Easier – The Climb #382

Wednesday 7th February 2018 There’s a quote I picked up a while back.  Actually it was 2 quotes, from leaders in two completely different fields, but it said the same thing. It never gets easier, you just get better at dealing with it. My writing career feels a bit like this right now. I know [...]

2018-02-10T00:57:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Process, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Great Books Need A Lot Of Work – The Climb #381

Tuesday 6th February 2018 There’s this deluded hope you have as a writer.  It’s that, one day, you’ll be good enough that your first draft of a story won’t need any work.  That it’ll go to a beta reader, an editor or agent and they’ll tell you it’s perfect. That doesn’t happen.  It never happens.  [...]

2018-02-08T17:57:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Genesis Of A Character – The Climb #380

Monday 5th February 2018 Today I created a new character for book 3 and I wanted to spend a little time in today’s The Climb explaining my process of how I came up with them. This character will be a personal bodyguard for the Prince.  He’ll not only keep the Prince safe but be proactive [...]

2018-02-07T00:41:27+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Rearranging The Office – The Climb #379

Sunday 4th February 2018 Today I decided to tidy up my office space and create a second desk.  I’m playing games online with friends who live locally and it would be nice to be able to invite them around and have a social evening playing online together. I have a couple of old PCs, and [...]

2018-02-05T14:51:41+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Games, The Climb|0 Comments

Lazy Saturday – The Climb #378

Saturday 3rd February 2018 I feel like I’ve been really lazy this week.  Whilst there are some weeks where I don’t feel like I get a lot of things done, it’s not usually due to a lack of trying. Yet, this week.  I don’t think I’ll look back at this week and see it being [...]

2018-02-05T14:44:50+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Games, Health, The Climb, TV|0 Comments