Positive Distraction – The Climb #198

Monday 7th August 2017 By rights I should be writing about the chapter consolidation work I did today.  I should write about how I paired down some of the emotion whilst trying to still have the same impact as previous drafts. I should also be stressing over the next part of this new chapter.  I [...]

2017-08-08T12:00:08+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Documenting Progress – The Climb #197

Sunday 6th August 2017 Today marked the step up of my training. With less than a week to go until Fightcamp, I’m actually feeling pretty good.  I’m fighting well and today fought with three different weapon combinations:  backsword, single rapier and sword & buckler. I videoed all my fights.  I’ve already reviewed a lot of [...]

2017-08-07T11:59:17+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Nothing Is Ever Broken – The Climb #196

Saturday 5th August 2017 Today has been all about one thing:  fixing chapter one. In truth, this has meant spending 95% of the day thinking about it and about 5% of the day actually making changes. But this chapter has become a bugbear of mine, and editing it again has been as much a psychological [...]

2017-08-07T11:56:42+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Video, Writing|0 Comments

The Benefits Of Long Drives – The Climb #193

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 I do a lot of travel.  If I go into the day job office it’s a good hour by car, and swordfighting training can be anything up to 2 hours depending on where I’m going. However, I must admit that I don’t mind the drives.  In fact they can be quite [...]

2017-08-03T22:11:49+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Return Of The Vlog? – The Climb #192

Tuesday 1st August 2017 I’m considering bringing back the vlogs. This has stemmed from the conjunction of a couple of things:  improving my training and watching a load of Youtube. I’m still feeling fired up about the tournament season ahead.  I’ve seen that a couple of our best fighters have signed up for the upcoming [...]

2017-08-02T09:23:46+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Super-Motivated – The Climb #191

Monday 31st July 2017 I’ve been feeling pretty pumped today. For some reason I’ve been watching some Olympians’ Youtube videos today and it’s got me super motivated.  It got me thinking about my swordfighting and just how far it’s come on. I was supposed to be super-frustrated right now but my world-ranking came in about [...]

2017-08-01T14:02:32+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, Writing|0 Comments

World Class Progress – The Climb #190

Sunday 30th July 2017 Today was a good day of progress on a number of fronts. First there was good news on the swordfighting front.  The results from Astolat have been added to the world rankings and it’s seen me rise 68 places.  I’m still outside the top 100 – which is my short term [...]

2017-07-31T12:41:47+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Recharged – The Climb #188

Friday 28th July 2017 I had a nightmare last night.  I dreamt that I’d taken so long with the edits that I got dropped by my agent.  This wasn’t helped by the fact that when I launched Facebook after I woke, I found today was the two year anniversary of my contract arriving. I’ve not [...]

2017-07-29T15:18:36+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Getting To The New Normal – The Climb #186

Wednesday 26th July 2017 Things are slowly returning to normal after Astolat. It’s been such a big focus for me over the last few months – churning away in the background since Untournament – and now it’s over.  Naturally, my attention has turned to future tournaments and how I want to approach them.  There’s also [...]

2017-07-27T13:30:37+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Post-Astolat Task List – The Climb #185

Tuesday 25th July 2017 I still feel shattered today.  I am awake and alert but my body has a weariness that goes down to my bones. As a result, I didn’t jump back into the edits tonight, instead catching up on Game of Thrones (I’m several seasons behind).  If Leggedon taught me anything, it’s to [...]

2017-07-26T10:44:46+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments