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Keeping Busy – The Climb #226

Monday 4th September 2017 The day job definitely seems to be the source of my current spate of stress.  I’m still not exactly sure why though. I actually wondered whether I should be starting another writing project just to take my mind off things.  Perhaps this stress is all generated by the fact I have [...]

2017-09-05T12:18:01+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Games, Health, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

I Need To Read More – The Climb #207

Wednesday 16th August 2017 I’ve had a day where an unintentional slight that actually worked in my favour really bothered me. I turned up to training tonight thinking I was going to be teaching to find I wasn’t.  That in itself doesn’t bother me.  I always said I would teach for a 6 month block [...]

2017-08-17T10:28:41+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Game of Moans – The Climb #187

Thursday 27th July 2017 I was feeling so exhausted today that part of me wanted to postpone cake club tonight.  But given that I’d already pushed it back a week due to tournament prep, plus I need to get back into a writing frame of mind, I went and am glad I did. We really [...]

2017-07-28T22:37:55+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Reading, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Learning To Listen To My Gut – The Climb #139

Friday 9th May 2017 Some days are just unproductive, even though want of trying. Today’s plan was to get the ball scene done.  In many ways it’s a simple change.  Currently hero stumbles across information at the ball.  Instead, he has to go seek it out. It should be a simple change but it’s going [...]

2017-06-10T13:16:14+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Comics, Process, Reading, The Climb, Toys, Writing|0 Comments

Writers Are Inefficient – The Climb #52

Tuesday 14th March 2017 I’ve discovered that most writers are incredibly inefficient. It’s a criticism I’m also guilty of.  I’ve done loads of work over the last couple of years to change from a pantser to a planner – to go from winging the story as I write, to having a structure mapped out – [...]

Getting Nothing Done Deliberately – The Climb #51

Monday 13th March 2017 I don’t do ill. I’m very practical when it comes to illness.  I made a decision back during Leggedon that I had two choices, be a victim to illness or to fight it.  Ever since that decision I stopped taking days off just because I didn’t feel 100%.  That was just giving [...]

2017-03-14T13:17:20+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Games, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Micro And The Macro – The Climb #50

Sunday 12th March 2017 I had originally planned that issue 50 of The Climb would be my manifesto issue, where I would state my objectives and aims as a writer.  But then I realised that my blog post on The Year of the Offensive was just that. And so I was stuck for what to [...]

Snatching Victory From The Jaws OF A Defeat Snatched From The Jaws Of Success – The Climb #49

Saturday 11th March 2017 Today say I snatched victory from the jaws of a defeat snatched from the jaws of success Today started well, got decidedly worse and then improved.  I woke up to some non-writing news that was amazing, resulting in me being very excited.  However, this quickly turned into a complete disaster and [...]

There’s A Pattern To Success – The Climb #44

Monday 6th March 2017 After my spate of productivity yesterday I didn’t feel I got much done today. I did clear off a number of work-related tasks so I suppose there was that but I’m very much aware of how many things I want to be doing (finishing this novel, writing a couple of short [...]

An Insanely Productive Day – The Climb #43

Sunday 5th March 2017 I definitely think I’m starting to feel better as is evidenced by the insane amount of work I got done today. I woke up actually not feeling tired for the first time in ages, despite going to bed totally exhausted.  I did a bit of editing on the latest version of [...]