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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

Stop Worrying About The Long Term Forecast – The Climb #109

Wednesday 10th May 2017 I woke up with a scratchy throat this morning and I wonder if this touch of illness has put me a little off colour today. This has been the first day where I really didn’t enjoy vlogging.  Maybe the novelty has worn off but I found I was asking myself why [...]

2017-05-11T08:34:52+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Health, Marketing, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather|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

Getting Bruised – The Climb #93

Monday 24th April 2017 I’m not sure if there’s something in the water or not, but there’s definitely an air of intolerance going around the SFF community I watched today as a discussion about the Gemmell Awards got a bit heated.  It seemed to boil down to the fact that the public are stupid and [...]

2017-04-25T08:41:00+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Genre, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Not Listening – The Climb #92

Sunday 23rd April 2017 There’s been a lot lost this weekend to procrastination / feeling exhausted and Sunday continued that trend a little. After scheduling yesterday’s edition of The Climb I got into the car and drove to go swordfighting.  Despite having a couple of energy drinks I felt sluggish today and I think it’s [...]

2017-04-24T12:45:55+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Well, That Escalated Quickly – The Climb #86

Monday 17th April 2017 Producing The Climb is a bit of a challenge.  At its most basic it’s about writing a blog post every day.  It’s about distilling your day into a theme or a story and then telling it.  It’s about creating around 1000 words of content at the very end of the day [...]

2017-04-18T09:08:16+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Last Convention? – The Climb #85

Sunday 16th April 2017 I’m wondering if this might be the last great convention.  I’ve had a blast this Easter weekend, and it’s felt very business heavy (in a good way) but what’s been noticeable is the absence of pros.  As we said to Steve, he’s probably one of the most high profiles names here [...]

2017-04-17T07:36:06+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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