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Feeling Rough – The Climb #146

Friday 16th June 2017 Today was an odd day.  I’m not sure if I ate something that disagreed with me, or I just naturally feel tired, or I’m mentally stuck on something but I spent the evening feeling totally exhausted and have decided to go to bed early.  Worse still, I’ve not made any progress [...]

2017-06-17T13:06:14+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Health, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Knew – The Climb #143

Tuesday 13th June 2017 There’s part of me that feels like The Climb is very repetitive at the moment.  For what seems like a long time (but in reality is probably 3 or 4 days) I’ve been reporting on the edits, how I find it tough but also fun and how I am soldiering on. [...]

2017-06-14T09:53:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Hype, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Different Way Of Editing – The Climb #136

Tuesday 6th May 2017 I’ve been editing in an entirely new way today. Usually, when I have a major edit to do, I’ll start at the beginning and work my way towards the end.  I like working that way as it gives me somewhat of a sense of security.  It means that I can check [...]

2017-06-07T11:09:00+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Grind Starts Here – The Climb #135

Monday 5th June 2017 You know that meme where someone is returning back to work after holiday wondering “how they got on without me?”  They open the door to the office to see a post-apocalyptic wasteland, people running around on fire, others pulling their hair out screaming, you get the picture.  This was my day [...]

2017-06-07T11:03:59+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Building My ToDo List – The Climb #131

Thursday 1st June 2017 Today was the first day resembling a return to normality.  I woke up in my own bed and returned to the day job. Of course, now that Chasepalooza is over, I have a mountain of things to do – from the mundane such as unpacking all my gear and dealing with [...]

2017-06-02T11:42:03+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Royal Secret Cabal Of Cake Club – The Climb #110

Thursday 11th May 2017 Rather oddly, a few days before I travel to Canada and the US, I feel the need for a health kick.  My diet has been pretty good for the last year but the major thing I did was give up caffeine. For the first couple of weeks I was a total [...]

2017-05-12T20:17:21+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Went to Hospital – The Climb #102

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 The post-novel blues continued today.  In fact, if anything, they got a little worse.  It’s possible that health-related stress contributed to bringing me down, but I felt very despondent regarding my writing: everything I’m working towards isn’t going to happen, good things that happened were a mistake, I have a false [...]

2017-05-04T08:23:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

How I Write – The Climb #97

Friday 28th April 2017 As you know, I like to write each edition of The Climb at the end of the day and then edit the next day.  In the interests of full disclosure, this one was written at the start of the next day (for reasons you’ll find out). My current schedule is leaving [...]

2017-04-30T09:24:47+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Turning Adversity Into Advantage – The Climb #87

Tuesday 18th April 2017 It always amazes me when people actively get in the way of your aims.  I have a hard job understanding why.  It’s almost as if they resent the fact that they acknowledge your progress. They’ll actively throw roadblocks in your way, sometimes under the guise that they think it will help [...]

2017-04-19T09:11:02+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Health, Productivity, 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