The Year Of The Offensive – The Climb #344

Sunday 31st December 2017 2017 was a funny old year.  It was my Year of the Offensive … a year for me to push myself and claim the rewards for my hard work.  As I said back then “it’s going to be a year where I happen to it rather than it happens to me”. [...]

The Danger Of Doing What Is Expected – The Climb #343

Saturday 30th December 2017 I didn’t feel too bad this morning considering how much I’d had to drink at the party, but I was glad when some of the others who’d stayed over decided that we’d go to a greasy spoon.  I’m not sure whether it was just the hangover, but I think that was [...]

2018-01-01T19:46:31+01:00December 31st, 2017|Climb The Sky, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Plans For 2018 – The Climb #334

Thursday 21st December 2017 It feels that over the last couple of days, plans for 2018 have suddenly come into focus.  Maybe, getting an idea of what my theme for the year is has allowed everything to slot together, or perhaps taking a bit of a break has given me time to relax and gather [...]

2017-12-22T14:09:21+01:00December 22nd, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Feeling Left Behind – The Climb #306

Thursday 23rd November 2017 Today was a busy day with both Physio and gym this morning.  It left me feeling knackered this afternoon (especially as I had to be up super-early this morning after getting back very late from training). But I’d arranged to go out for a meal this evening with my beta-reader Kate.  [...]

2017-11-24T21:22:39+01:00November 24th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00September 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+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments