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The Emotional Rollercoaster – The Climb #233

Monday September 11th 2017 I like to think I have a pretty good sense of self.  Sometimes it might take me a day or so to realise my mood or frame of mind when I’ve had chance to unpack it all, but I can normally tell if something is off with me. Other than occasional [...]

2017-09-12T13:44:01+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

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

Stress Monkey – The Climb #223

Friday 1st September 2017 As a writer you dream of a day when you might land a big publishing deal and be able to write fulltime.  You imagine the freedom of being able to write when and where you want. The downside of that dream is that as the possibility of getting a deal becomes [...]

2017-09-03T01:41:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Constantly Growing – The Climb #208

Thursday 17th August 2017 I made some good progress on the edits today.  I would have liked to have done more since I have a dozen chapters left, but the two I did was progress. I had to rewrite the start of the first of the two chapters this evening.  As I mentioned in a [...]

2017-08-18T14:57:28+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

High Hopes, Low Expectations – The Climb #163

Monday 3rd July 2017 I had an interesting conversation in the pub with an editor friend.  We were talking about our various projects and he asked me what was happening with Black As Knight. I explained that I was fully prepared that it might not sell but that I had a figure that I was [...]

2017-07-04T12:25:10+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Story Is King – The Climb #157

Monday 27th June 2017 I was having a bit of a panic this morning.  I woke to be no clearer about my quandary from yesterday.  My head was telling me to simplify relationships to make it easier for the reader, and yet my gut was telling me that the depth was in those characters and [...]

2017-06-28T09:58:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Comics, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Trusting My Gut – The Climb #156

Monday 26th June 2017 Trusting your gut is a very scary thing, especially when the stakes are raised. I’ve gone through a few more pages today editing Black as Knight and I think I’ve found an area where my agent and I slightly diverge. For the most part, removing clauses and redundant sentences doesn’t bother [...]

2017-06-27T14:08:34+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Whatever It Takes – The Climb #153

23rd June 2017 I worked on the novel until gone 3:30am today. Part of the reason is that I could.  I don’t have the day job tomorrow so I decided to keep going as long as I could.  When I got to a question that I felt I needed more than a quick 2 minute [...]

2017-06-24T12:13:00+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Hype, Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Planning A Novel That Will Sell – The Climb #152

Thursday 22nd June 2017 Let me preface this by saying that there are lots of ways to write a book, not only in the actual writing but in the planning and plotting as well.  If you look at this and think “I don’t work like that”  it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong.  In fact, [...]

2017-06-23T12:37:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments