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Execution Is Everything – The Climb #53

Wednesday 15th March 2017 Execution is everything On day 3 of my forced sickness and I feel like the cold I’ve been suffering either lined up miraculously well, or that slowing things down for a few days brought it to the fore. I’ve actually made a lot of progress on the health front today.  I [...]

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 [...]

Planning The Greatest Swordfight Ever – The Climb #42

Saturday 4th March 2017 Saturday is supposed to be my rest day but I’ve ended it feeling absolutely exhausted.  However, unlike my recent fatigue, I can squarely put this down to having an incredibly busy day. I got up and made myself a big brunch in between doing some general writing admin.  By the time [...]

2017-03-05T10:03:37+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Food, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

People Are Contradictions – The Climb #41

Friday 3rd March 2017 Today, I had a bit of an epiphany. It’s that the fact that people are, by nature, contradictions.  If they are x, then at exactly the same time they are also the polar opposite.  If they are confident, then it is because they are also terribly insecure.  If they say they [...]

2017-03-04T11:47:51+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Climb The Sky – The Climb #40

Thursday 2nd March 2017 Today was a good day that saw me get a lot of stuff done.  Not only did I make progress with the things I'm currently working on, but I kicked off one of the big side projects I wanted to start this year. As I predicted yesterday, I did not take the day off [...]