How To Get Started – The Climb #259

Saturday 7th October 2017 I had just one task to do today:  get a vlog done! With my trip to Romania looming, I want to get back in the habit of vlogging so I can capture what looks to be an amazing trip. But I fell foul of a mistake a lot of content creators [...]

2017-10-08T09:13:03+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Evolution – The Climb #258

Friday 6th October 2017 I’ve never believed in God.  Nor do I believe in fate.  I do, however, believe the universe gives you signs from time to time. In truth this is just your subconscious drawing meaning from your day, finding parallels that justify a position you probably have already unknowingly concluded.  But I’m a [...]

2017-10-08T01:43:04+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Health, Hype, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Writing|0 Comments

The Drudgery – The Climb #257

Thursday 5th October 2017 I’ve been a bit all over the place the last few weeks.  The Climb has been late going up and if I’m honest I’m feeling a little frustrated with progress on just about everything. Publishing moves glacially slow.  Books are big complex things and so they take time to get right, [...]

2017-10-08T01:41:10+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Realistic Dreams & Delusional Evidence – The Climb #252

Saturday 30th September 2017 So every writer dreams of their book being big.  You’ve invested so much time into it that it becomes like a child.  You love it unconditionally despite the flaws other people can see in it.  And as a result, it’s hard not to think it the most perfect book in the [...]

2017-10-01T17:20:16+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Desk Work – The Climb #244

Friday 22nd September 2017 Urgh!  I’ve only been back at the day job for 2 days and already the weekend couldn’t come quick enough.  I’ve decided that I have a new pet hate.  It’s when you get asked to do a job in a rush… because the information is needed urgently. There’s a large part [...]

2017-09-23T18:37:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Embracing Setbacks – The Climb #243

Thursday 21st September 2017 I’ve had a good week so it was only natural that it had to balance out. That came in the form of me managing to pull my lower back in the gym this evening.  It’s in the same spot I pulled a while back and it’s so annoying.  I was doing [...]

2017-09-23T18:33:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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