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26 02, 2018

Rotella Destroyer – The Climb #400

2018-02-26T19:26:21+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Sunday 25th February 2018 I had a late night last night.  I think it boiled down to not wanting to care so much about the result today.  People go to Fightcamp or other events and fight with massive hangovers where I will always get an early night and mentally prep.  I think I wanted an [...]

25 02, 2018

The First Tournament of 2018 – The Climb #399

2018-02-26T18:52:11+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Saturday 24th February 2018 Today was my first swordfighting tournament this year.  It’s been a rough couple of months for my swordfighting.  I came away from my last tournament feeling defeated and ready for a break.  I was overwhelmed with swordfighting stuff from dues to websites and the net result was that I felt ready [...]

24 02, 2018

Coming To A Head – The Climb #398

2018-02-26T18:19:10+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 23rd February 2018 I feel like everything is coming to a head.  You know in those apocalyptic movies where all the signs of the impending cataclysm align?  Well, that seems to be my life right now. You see, I’m due feedback on my latest round of rewrites on Black as Knight.  I’m hoping that [...]

23 02, 2018

Playing With Short Stories – The Climb #397

2018-02-23T21:06:42+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 22nd February 2018 One of the things I’ve been working on now Book 2 first draft is done and the ideas for book 3 are still being formed, is to work on a short story. I was asked to work on a short story last year and plotted out ahead of any form deadline.  But [...]

22 02, 2018

The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

2018-02-23T20:51:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 21st February 2018 One of the things my agent always stresses on me is the need for agency.  A character needs to be doing things, rather than have things happen to them. Whilst early drafts can be guilty of forgetting that, it’s something I do believe in enough that I apply it to my [...]

21 02, 2018

Recharging Spoons – The Climb #395

2018-02-23T21:03:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 20th February 2018 I’m feeling a lot brighter today.  After feeling low yesterday, I seem to have perked back up and have been on a bit of a high today. It was another day of media consumption today.  My friend has been watching a lot of Supernatural lately and I’ve been joining in whenever [...]

21 02, 2018

Downwards Spiral – The Climb #394

2018-02-21T02:03:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 19th February 2018 I was feeling a bit low today.  It looks some plans that were coming together on Friday are now falling apart and as a result I just got myself into a downwards spiral.  It’s not like it’s the end of the world but it certainly felt like it today. The day [...]

19 02, 2018

Back Fighting – The Climb #393

2018-02-19T16:04:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Sunday 18th February 2018 I sparred for the first time in nearly 3 weeks today.    The plan had been to really see how the finger could cope with a potential tournament next weekend. It’s my offhand that’s damaged and I suppose that’s been a bit lucky.  The competitions I’ve entered don’t really need my offhand.  [...]

18 02, 2018

Earthquake! – The Climb #392

2018-02-18T19:12:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 17th February 2018 There’s something about an early start.  I’m usually too exhausted to get up really early, or instead find myself pottering around until it’s late in the day, but after returning from a friend’s house relatively early last night I got a decent night’s sleep and was walking to the supermarket to [...]

17 02, 2018

Gaining Some Direction – The Climb #391

2018-02-17T09:59:43+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 16th February 2018 A plan is formulating that will hopefully see me back swordfighting and competing soon. The finger is slowly healing.  Over the past week I’ve seen a massive crack in the tip slowly fuse together and heal over.  It’s been quite miraculous to watch.  How do our bodies know to heal?  If [...]