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24 03, 2017

Doing Anything Worthwhile Is Tough – The Climb #61

2017-03-24T11:28:29+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Health, Marketing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 23rd March 2017 I came to a bit of an epiphany today doing my social media work. My Instagram has been going well and I’m slowly but steadily building up my followers.   My diverse use of hashtags has connected me a number of really interesting people.  I’ve got an inspirational one-armed guy who jury-rigs [...]

23 03, 2017

Quartermaster For the Zombie Apocalypse – The Climb #60

2017-03-23T11:37:13+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Marketing, Music, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 It’s been a long old day, most of which has been spent shifting  a large quantity of swords around. This morning was spent editing the last edition of The Climb as well as making plans for the day. I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to put my driving time to good use, [...]

22 03, 2017

Officially Badass – The Climb #59

2017-03-22T10:29:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Food, Health, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 21st March 2017 I felt a little better today, and I think I’ve pinpointed the cause. Over the last few months, I’ve added caffeine back into my diet.  This has usually come in the form of diet cokes or diet energy drinks.  Considering I used to drink at least a 2 litre bottle of [...]

21 03, 2017

The Mystery Of The Lost Swords – The Climb #58

2017-03-21T10:35:58+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Food, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 20th March 2017 If I were a horse, I’m sure they would have turned me into glue by now. Woke up with my stomach still as bad as yesterday.  Luckily, the medication I picked up yesterday went a little way to easing the symptoms but I still felt a bit crap all day. Add [...]

20 03, 2017

Sick As A Dog – The Climb #57

2017-03-20T15:26:35+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Food, Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 19th March 2017 I should have known that going out last night was a bad idea.  Today my stomach has probably been the worst it’s been in ages and I’m putting it down to not letting it fully recover from last week before feeding it a ton of carbs in the pub last night.  [...]

19 03, 2017

Great Review For Bastion

2017-03-18T16:31:20+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Publishing, Reviews|0 Comments

"The first story, Bastion by Adrian Faulkner, is a thoughtful tale of cultures and independence, personality clash and the fall of a great civilisation. It’s an excellent start to the anthology, and is possibly my second favourite story." You can find Bastion in the Summer's End anthology on sale at Amazon

19 03, 2017

The Payoff Down The Road – The Climb #56

2017-03-19T11:01:57+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Process, Reviews, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 18th March 2017 I think one of the things that thwarts a lot of writers is the lack of instantaneous reward.  If you bake a cake, you can pretty much eat it straight from the oven.  If you rebuild the engine of a car, you can take the car for a drive. But as [...]

18 03, 2017

Pattern Recognition – The Climb #55

2017-03-18T12:36:12+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Hype, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 17th March 2017 If you're trying to understand what I'm trying to do in this window between rewrites and submission, I think today's issue gives some real depth. Many years ago I worked for a youth voluntary organisation.  I had some great times, met people who are some of my closest friends even to [...]

17 03, 2017

Levelling Up – The Climb #54

2017-03-17T13:55:44+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Marketing, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 16th March 2017 First day back at work after my forced illness break and I ‘ve been feeling the worst I’ve felt all week. I feel like I have a head cold.  My throat is so sore I’ve almost lost my voice and my eyes feel heavy with manflu.  As I said to someone [...]