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Why I Don’t Like Luck – The Climb #149

Monday 19th June 2017 One of the things I always used to love to do was get into a discussion on social media.  I am blessed with a load of intelligent friends and it used to be that you could have a really interesting discussion where no-one was right or wrong but you really probed [...]

2017-06-20T08:56:58+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Hype, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

I Never Thought I’d Love This So Much – The Climb #145

Thursday 15th June 2017 OK, I never thought I’d say this but… editing is fun. I’ve done about 50 pages today.  This puts me about 100 pages in out of 723.  I say ‘about’ as I have to expand a scene and so I need to break from the line edits briefly to bring an [...]

2017-06-16T08:44:58+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Process, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Editing A Novel Is Like Going To The Gym – The Climb #142

Monday 12th June 2017 Editing the novel is currently a bit like going to the gym.  There’s a huge part of you that’s put off by the idea.  It’ll hurt, it’s a lot of effort.  But at the same time you know it’s something you need to do in order to reach your goals.  And [...]

2017-06-13T12:24:04+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Edits Are Back! – The Climb #111

Friday 12th May 2017 *ALERT* *ALERT* The Edits Are Back *ALERT* *ALERT* Yes, folks, we’re on Defcon 1 here as I have received a large chunk of my editorial notes from my agent today.  Oh, can you smell the fear? On one hand I’m really excited to get them back.  These notes are a fantastic [...]

2017-05-13T12:19:11+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Weather, 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

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