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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

I’ve Already Won – The Climb #79

Monday 10th April 2017 Today I learnt that I’ve already won. Now let me start by saying that we need to be clear about the definition of winning.  For you, that might be interpreted as writing a bestseller or an award-winning book, but for me it’s subtly different.  Winning is about ensuring that I’ve done [...]

2017-04-11T09:41:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Process, 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