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Shit Just Got Real – The Climb #84

Saturday 15th April 2017 Two Years ago, Eastercon was held in London.  I remember chatting to Cameron and Rob about their novels.  Gollancz had an open submissions window and so I lambasted the pair of them for not submitting.  They in turn, took issue with me and the manuscript with Black As Knight that I’d [...]

2017-04-16T10:30:14+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Events, Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Drunken Ramblings of A Man At Eastercon – The Climb #83

Friday 14th April 2017 Today has been a fun day. I spent the morning doing some admin.  I got The Climb scheduled (a minor victory in itself) and wrote  over 1000 words on book 2. By this time friends had started to arrive at Eastercon so I went downstairs to catch up with them.  Cameron [...]

2017-04-15T08:48:25+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Events, Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Financial Reality Of Being A Writer – The Climb #80

Tuesday 11th April 2017 One of the big life aims of most writers is to one day earn enough from your writing that you could do it full-time.  For most writers it’s the impossible dream.  Even if you are able to get a book deal that pays you an advance, to earn one that actually [...]

2017-04-12T09:17:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Needed To Do This – The Climb #77

Saturday 8th April 2017 Today has seen some glorious weather.  We’re finally into the season where you can go out in just a T-Shirt and not feel cold.  It’s a sign that summer is well on its way. And how do I know this?  Was it because I spent all day in the sunshine?  Or was [...]

2017-04-09T15:56:51+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of The Offensive – March

February is always tough for me.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Maybe it takes me a month to get my plans for the year into action.  Last year February saw me struggle with rewrites and decide to get my health in order.  It signalled the start of a very tough year.  This year, February once [...]

2017-04-08T14:31:03+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Swordfighting, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Positivity Challenged – The Climb #76

Friday 7th April 2017 The issues with the day job that I talked about yesterday put me in a strange mood today.  As a result I got very little day job work done. It also had the knock-on effect on my writing as well. I had a big Amazon delivery arrive today.  I got a [...]

2017-04-08T12:40:44+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Path Of Least Resistance – The Climb #75

Thursday 6th April 2017 The day job has been a bit annoying today.  Every so often they do something that really stresses me out.  Part of the problem is that their HR is pretty poor and the way they handle things is terrible. I’m trying to be a good employee whilst also going full-in on [...]

2017-04-07T10:52:24+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Marketing, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Was Afraid To Start – The Climb #71

Sunday 2nd April 2017 One of the things that’s really occupied my mind the last few days is starting to film this vlog.  I’ve been watching a lot of Youtube recently and mentally noting all the things I need to do:  I need to get some proper lighting, I need to be doing something rather [...]

2017-04-03T12:16:26+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Can’t Believe I Did This – The Climb #70

Saturday 1st April 2017 I had a long list of tasks to do today, mostly brand related.  One of the things I’ve been investigating is running a live poll as a way to build up your Facebook Fan Page.  Inbetween everything else, I’ve spent weeks researching as technically it's quite difficult to do and earlier [...]

It’s That Stage Of The Novel – The Climb #69

Friday 31st March 2017 I was having a really hard time plotting out this next chapter this evening and found myself wondering what was going wrong.  Usually I’m pretty good at planning chapters out, both thinking about it and then putting it down.  But my mind has been blank for a couple of days on [...]

2017-04-01T11:50:16+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Games, Health, Marketing, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments