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Playing With Short Stories – The Climb #397

Thursday 22nd February 2018 One of the things I’ve been working on now Book 2 first draft is done and the ideas for book 3 are still being formed, is to work on a short story. I was asked to work on a short story last year and plotted out ahead of any form deadline.  But [...]

2018-02-23T21:06:42+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

Wednesday 21st February 2018 One of the things my agent always stresses on me is the need for agency.  A character needs to be doing things, rather than have things happen to them. Whilst early drafts can be guilty of forgetting that, it’s something I do believe in enough that I apply it to my [...]

2018-02-23T20:51:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Recharging Spoons – The Climb #395

Tuesday 20th February 2018 I’m feeling a lot brighter today.  After feeling low yesterday, I seem to have perked back up and have been on a bit of a high today. It was another day of media consumption today.  My friend has been watching a lot of Supernatural lately and I’ve been joining in whenever [...]

2018-02-23T21:03:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Downwards Spiral – The Climb #394

Monday 19th February 2018 I was feeling a bit low today.  It looks some plans that were coming together on Friday are now falling apart and as a result I just got myself into a downwards spiral.  It’s not like it’s the end of the world but it certainly felt like it today. The day [...]

2018-02-21T02:03:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Back Fighting – The Climb #393

Sunday 18th February 2018 I sparred for the first time in nearly 3 weeks today.    The plan had been to really see how the finger could cope with a potential tournament next weekend. It’s my offhand that’s damaged and I suppose that’s been a bit lucky.  The competitions I’ve entered don’t really need my offhand.  [...]

2018-02-19T16:04:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Earthquake! – The Climb #392

Saturday 17th February 2018 There’s something about an early start.  I’m usually too exhausted to get up really early, or instead find myself pottering around until it’s late in the day, but after returning from a friend’s house relatively early last night I got a decent night’s sleep and was walking to the supermarket to [...]

2018-02-18T19:12:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Gaining Some Direction – The Climb #391

Friday 16th February 2018 A plan is formulating that will hopefully see me back swordfighting and competing soon. The finger is slowly healing.  Over the past week I’ve seen a massive crack in the tip slowly fuse together and heal over.  It’s been quite miraculous to watch.  How do our bodies know to heal?  If [...]

2018-02-17T09:59:43+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Bad Patient – The Climb #390

Thursday 15th February 2018 I am a bad patient.  I know I have to give my finger time to heal.  It’s slowly getting there and I’m glad I’ve been sensible.  But at the same time, I’m a little frustrated. Not having 101 requests for things to be done for swordfighting is incredibly relaxing.  I think [...]

2018-02-16T23:51:08+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

A Job Rather Than A Hobby – The Climb #389

Wednesday 14th February 2018 I have a swordfighting tournament in 10 days, followed by one the following week.  I’ve paid, although I’ve not booked a hotel for the one in Bradford yet.  Which is just as well, as I have to ask myself if I can even compete. The finger is healing slowly, and it’s [...]

2018-02-15T12:28:41+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Keeping A Diary – The Climb #387

Monday 12th February 2018 When I was young, I used to keep a diary.  Every night I would write about my day, as boring as it might be.  In many ways, The Climb is an extension of that, taking that documenting of a day and turning it into something very much focus on my writing [...]

2018-02-15T12:13:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments