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6 03, 2017

An Insanely Productive Day – The Climb #43

2017-03-06T13:54:25+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Productivity, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|2 Comments

Sunday 5th March 2017 I definitely think I’m starting to feel better as is evidenced by the insane amount of work I got done today. I woke up actually not feeling tired for the first time in ages, despite going to bed totally exhausted.  I did a bit of editing on the latest version of [...]

5 03, 2017

The Year of the Offensive – February

2017-03-05T22:57:31+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

In many ways, February was an odd month.  Looking back I think my diagnosis at the end of January really affected me.  It’s not that anything really changed.  If anything my health has got better rather than worse over the last few years.  But I still can’t eat beef without piling on a couple of [...]

5 03, 2017

Planning The Greatest Swordfight Ever – The Climb #42

2017-03-05T10:03:37+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Food, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 4th March 2017 Saturday is supposed to be my rest day but I’ve ended it feeling absolutely exhausted.  However, unlike my recent fatigue, I can squarely put this down to having an incredibly busy day. I got up and made myself a big brunch in between doing some general writing admin.  By the time [...]

4 03, 2017

People Are Contradictions – The Climb #41

2017-03-04T11:47:51+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 3rd March 2017 Today, I had a bit of an epiphany. It’s that the fact that people are, by nature, contradictions.  If they are x, then at exactly the same time they are also the polar opposite.  If they are confident, then it is because they are also terribly insecure.  If they say they [...]

3 03, 2017

Climb The Sky – The Climb #40

2017-03-03T11:43:48+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Publishing, Reading, The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 2nd March 2017 Today was a good day that saw me get a lot of stuff done.  Not only did I make progress with the things I'm currently working on, but I kicked off one of the big side projects I wanted to start this year. As I predicted yesterday, I did not take the day off [...]

2 03, 2017

Even Fantasy Novels Need Attention To Detail – The Climb #39

2017-03-02T11:27:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 1st March 2017 Tonight in the pub I got to rant about one of my huge bugbears as a writer. As I learned to swordfight, I became increasingly aware that the fights you see on screen look nothing like the fighting I know.  I started to spot openings, I could see the weakness in [...]

1 03, 2017

Battling On – The Climb #38

2017-03-01T11:18:46+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Health, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 28th February 2017 I’ve not been feeling better fatigue-wise and so, given that I am supposed to have a follow-up hospital appointment 6 weeks after my last one 5 weeks ago, I decided to chase up where the appointment had got to.  I was hoping that it had just got lost in the post, [...]

28 02, 2017

Just Don’t Be A Dick – The Climb #37

2017-02-28T11:41:20+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 27th February 2017 Today I’ve been so tired that I’ve wondered at multiple points throughout the day as to whether I am actually ill.  I was tempted to phone in sick to the day job, but didn’t and now reaching the end of the day am wondering if I should have. Whilst I had [...]

27 02, 2017

Turning Up – The Climb #36

2017-02-27T10:19:08+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Health, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 26th February 2017 Today has been fuelled by Monster energy drinks. I set my alarm early this morning so I woke up in time to go to swordfighting training.  I was very tempted to give it a miss.  After all, it’s not like I ever miss training when loads of other people do. But [...]

26 02, 2017

Hungover Saturday – The Climb #35

2017-02-26T22:32:01+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 25th February 2017 I’m not really a great drinker any more. I’d go out and get pissed with my mates when I was in my 20's but as I’ve got older, and especially in the last year when I’ve been eating and drinking healthy, I probably have a drink once a month. Friday night… [...]