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24 02, 2017

Blown Away – The Climb #33

February 24th, 2017|The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 24th February 2017 Today was the day of the infamous Storm Doris.  I was therefore a little disappointed to step out this morning to collect the bin I’d put out for the binmen to find it still standing upright.  Someone told me to be careful because of the winds.  I raised an eyebrow at [...]

23 02, 2017

Honorary Canadian – The Climb #32

February 23rd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Today there was a lot of needless day job stress, which annoys me, because it’s not needed and my stomach felt like glass as a result for the rest of the day. It’s been odd in other ways.  As I went into the office a colleague asked me how I was. [...]

22 02, 2017

An Important Milestone – The Climb #31

February 22nd, 2017|Food, Health, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 21st February 2017 Today’s been an interesting day. The most important thing is that this draft of the novel has reached an important stage.  I got a lot of writing done tonight.  This scene, which the first part felt like wading through treacle, opened up and became an easy write.  This might be because [...]

21 02, 2017

Body Positive – The Climb #30

February 21st, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 20th February 2017 I’ve now been doing The Climb for 30 days and that in itself has been an interesting journey. I liked the idea of documenting my journey, capturing my mood and what was on my mind day to day.  I knew some days would be a little lean.  I knew some days [...]

20 02, 2017

Rough & Tumblrs – The Climb #29

February 20th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 19th February 2017 In which I discover that if I fight for 2 solid hours and dehydrate, my face ends up looking like a prune! Today’s been a good day. I’ve come to the conclusion that my potential reader-base is on Tumblr and I need to create one.  But just as silly personal content [...]

19 02, 2017

Progress Is Progress Is Progress – The Climb #28

February 19th, 2017|Games, Health, Process, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 18th February 2017 Given how last week I slept in until the afternoon and how knackered I was feeling after this past week, I’d not planned to accomplish much on Saturday.  However, I woke at 9am (which wasn’t that late given how late I’d gone to bed) and despite trying to get back to [...]

18 02, 2017

End Of A Busy Week – The Climb #27

February 18th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 17th February 2017 Today I spent most of the day in an office learning about the features of Windows Server 2016.  The traffic was terrible and I ended up 20 minutes late, which whilst nobody minded, just put me behind all day. This week has proved a busy work week with the day job [...]

17 02, 2017

You Can’t Write Car Chases – The Climb #26

February 17th, 2017|Health, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 16th February 2017 I think you can tell when I’ve not written anything the day before as I’m always in a bad mood. Some people love to have written, but only writers love to write.  It took me a long time to realise that the feeling you get when everything feels like it’s not [...]

16 02, 2017

92 Days And Counting… – The Climb #25

February 16th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 15th February 2017 I was reminded today that it’s only 92 days until I go storm chasing again. We’re doing something different this year.  Last year was high octane insanity.  We were driving at tornadoes coming towards us, jumping out the van to get video and photos and then dashing away at the last [...]