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The Year Of Priorities

I always knew that 2018 would be a difficult year.  2017 saw me get so many things in harmony that my progress in many areas was astounding.  I knew it would never continue and 2018 would be about trying to make difficult choices when everything was pulling in different directions. I ended 2017 a little [...]

2018-12-31T15:23:29+00:00December 31st, 2018|Health, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Rotella Destroyer – The Climb #400

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 [...]

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

The First Tournament of 2018 – The Climb #399

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 [...]

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

The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

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 [...]

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

Back Fighting – The Climb #393

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.  [...]

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

Gaining Some Direction – The Climb #391

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 [...]

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

The Bad Patient – The Climb #390

Thursday 15th February 2018 I am a bad patient.  I know I have to give my finger time to heal.  It’s slowly getting there and I’m glad I’ve been sensible.  But at the same time, I’m a little frustrated. Not having 101 requests for things to be done for swordfighting is incredibly relaxing.  I think [...]

2018-02-16T23:51:08+00:00February 16th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

A Job Rather Than A Hobby – The Climb #389

Wednesday 14th February 2018 I have a swordfighting tournament in 10 days, followed by one the following week.  I’ve paid, although I’ve not booked a hotel for the one in Bradford yet.  Which is just as well, as I have to ask myself if I can even compete. The finger is healing slowly, and it’s [...]

2018-02-15T12:28:41+00:00February 15th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Feeling Lazy – The Climb #388

Tuesday February 13th 2018 I’m feeling so lazy of late. Part of this is the finger, which just isn’t right.  I keep soaking it, and the scabs are still falling away to reveal that it’s attached at an angle.  This means round the back there’s a gap. It’s painful… best described as pins and needles, [...]

2018-02-15T12:23:50+00:00February 14th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

A Day Of Consuming Media – The Climb #386

Sunday 11th November 2018 Today I’ve been really bored. I still think it’ll be a number of weeks before I start writing something new, and whilst I have a short story I need to work on, I was too restless for what is a delicate bit of prose.  And given I spent some time yesterday [...]

2018-02-12T17:52:44+00:00February 12th, 2018|Games, Health, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments