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18 01, 2018

Teaching Rapier – The Climb #361

2018-01-19T00:43:04+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Wednesday 17th January 2018 After feeling calmer yesterday I found myself coming back from training  late tonight and having another small panic attack.  It was small enough that I could recognise it right away but it’s meant that whilst being in desperate need for sleep, I’ve stayed up late hoping for it to subside. The [...]

17 01, 2018

Calmer – The Climb #360

2018-01-17T10:30:01+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Health, Movies, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 16th January 2018 I’m definitely feeling a lot better today.  I’ve been feeling a lot calmer and my anxiety has died down a lot. It’s left me feeling exhausted.  Having felt like I’ve drunk too many energy drinks the last few days, I now feel like I want to sleep.  Given that I’ve not [...]

17 01, 2018

Blue Monday – The Climb #359

2018-01-17T10:20:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 15th January 2018 Today is supposed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.  For me, that’s certainly partly true as my anxiety has been spiking all over the place.  It’s been caused by a number of things and has just seemed to have come to a head. However, I took [...]

15 01, 2018

Anxiety And Edits – The Climb #358

2018-01-15T17:09:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 14th January 2018 I feel terrible.  I was unable to sleep last night due to my racing mind and then when I did, I ended up waking up a few hours later. I’m at that stage where I just need to rest and keep my mind occupied.  The moment I’m left to my thoughts, [...]

14 01, 2018

Racing To The End – The Climb #357

2018-01-15T02:28:27+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 13th January 2018 I’ve not really been in the mood to be sociable today.  A combination of factors have sent my anxiety sky high and it was only as I prepare to go to bed that I realise that  I’ve been having an anxiety attack for the past three days. I’ve been trying to [...]

13 01, 2018

Diversionary Tactics – The Climb #356

2018-01-15T01:30:15+00:00 January 13th, 2018|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 12th January 2018 I could talk today about my sadness, about how parts of my life I keep out of The Climb have become complex and difficult.  Instead,  I will just say that I live a normal human life with all the ups and heartbreaks and I’m not sure where in it’s arc that [...]

12 01, 2018

Brimstone Delivery – The Climb #355

2018-01-15T01:50:24+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Games|0 Comments

Thursday 11th January 2018 Many, many moon ago  (about 15 months ago to be precise), I backed a kickstarter for a boardgame called Shadows of Brimstone. The game is basically a weird western where adventurers dive into the mines and find all sorts of Cthulhuan terrors.  There are also portals which take you to other [...]

11 01, 2018

Dealing With Negative People – The Climb #354

2018-01-11T23:47:11+00:00 January 11th, 2018|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 10th January 2018 I went into the office today.  For my day job I work from home a lot but I do sometimes go into the office. I tend to keep my private life and work life very separate.  I don’t really talk about the day job here, and I don’t talk much about [...]

10 01, 2018

A Day Of Unexpected Editing – The Climb #353

2018-01-11T23:40:22+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 9th January 2018 I’ve been feeling pretty invisible today.  I’m waiting on an email and a friend who’s currently without a mobile and said there was a 50/50 chance they’d come round, didn’t.  I’ve also been monitoring how much stress the day job gives me, and have watched my levels rise in the last [...]

9 01, 2018

Evolution Of The Magic – The Climb #352

2018-01-09T13:44:18+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 8th January 2018 Achieving anything worthwhile is hard.  It takes a lot of work and persistence.  There are days when you feel super-motivated, and there are days when your confidence is knocked. Publishing is a great example.  You have to believe that you have a great book in you.  You need that supreme confidence [...]