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Turning Art Into A Profession – The Climb #231

Saturday 9th September 2017 Today was a gaming day.  Given I have to be up early on Sundays and that I’m often behind on sleep come the end of the week I like to try and get a lay in on Saturday.  It rarely goes beyond 9am no matter how hard I try. I got [...]

2017-09-10T17:02:26+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Games, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Time Is The Enemy – The Climb #230

Friday 8th September 2017 It’s tempting to think that whilst I’m sat here playing World of Warcraft and tracking friends who are chasing Hurricane Irma, that nothing is going on with the writing career. But the fact is that whilst I try and recharge, the manuscript is currently with my agent.  I got an update [...]

2017-09-09T11:27:41+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Games, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Levelling Up – The Climb #229

Thursday 7th September 2017 This evening was spent going over the new draft of my friend’s short story.  I realise this is why I don’t offer to beta novels, as just a 4000 word story took me about 4 hours, which is quicker than the last time I read it. Still, given how many hours [...]

2017-09-08T15:29:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Guild Master – The Climb #227

Tuesday 5th September 2017 So I appear to have a new World of Warcraft guild.  And by that I don’t mean I’ve joined a new guild. You see, I joined my guild back in the days of Wrath of the Lich King when Ulduar was the current raid.  We had some great times, including 9-manning [...]

2017-09-06T11:37:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb|0 Comments

Keeping Busy – The Climb #226

Monday 4th September 2017 The day job definitely seems to be the source of my current spate of stress.  I’m still not exactly sure why though. I actually wondered whether I should be starting another writing project just to take my mind off things.  Perhaps this stress is all generated by the fact I have [...]

2017-09-05T12:18:01+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Games, Health, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

Fighting Fitter – The Climb #225

Sunday 3rd September 2017 After a few days of mystery stress, I felt something approaching normal today.  I do feel like I’ve got a bit of a chill, so perhaps I have a touch of something.  It’s also possible that this is a result rather than a cause. Either way, whilst I’ve felt touches of [...]

2017-09-04T12:18:46+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Mystery Stress – The Climb #224

Saturday 2nd September 2017 I’ve been unable to figure out why but today I have been feeling so unbelievably stressed. The best way I can describe it is as if someone had turned the stress tap on and I couldn’t stop the flood.  What’s weird though, is that I’m unable to conclude what it is [...]

2017-09-04T00:24:57+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Carvery Club? – The Climb #222

Thursday 31st August 2017 After yesterday’s various annoyances, I felt a bit better today.  I’m still missing my motivation and mojo but I felt being a bit more sociable today. Just as well as tonight was the regular meeting of Cake Club.  Although, I’m thinking we might need to change its name to Carvery Club [...]

2017-09-01T12:17:56+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Chilling With Warcraft – The Climb #180

Thursday 20th July 2017 Today has been a day of trying to chill and get myself into the mood for my upcoming tournament.  Given the way the world rankings have come along in the last year, Astolat now qualifies more than Fightcamp for the title of the UK’s national tournament.  Not that there’s an official [...]

2017-07-21T12:13:42+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Pre-Tournament Sparring – The Climb #176

Sunday 16th July 2017 Today was my second consecutive day of swordfighting and my last weekend before the Astolat tournament.  In a week's time I will know whether all those months of training will have paid off. They usually say that you fight terribly the week before a tournament.  It’s almost become a swordfighting superstition.  [...]

2017-07-17T10:01:20+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments