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Pattern Recognition – The Climb #55

Friday 17th March 2017 If you're trying to understand what I'm trying to do in this window between rewrites and submission, I think today's issue gives some real depth. Many years ago I worked for a youth voluntary organisation.  I had some great times, met people who are some of my closest friends even to [...]

2017-03-18T12:36:12+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Hype, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Levelling Up – The Climb #54

Thursday 16th March 2017 First day back at work after my forced illness break and I ‘ve been feeling the worst I’ve felt all week. I feel like I have a head cold.  My throat is so sore I’ve almost lost my voice and my eyes feel heavy with manflu.  As I said to someone [...]

2017-03-17T13:55:44+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Marketing, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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 [...]

King of Headphones – The Climb #48

Friday 10th March 2017 Today I am evidence that lightning does strike twice. You may remember, last week, my incredible bargain of picking up a brand new pair of Beats headphones for just £30.   I’d thought at the time there must be some mistake but bought them anyway because I could afford to lose £30.  [...]

2017-03-11T12:19:40+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Health, Music, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Cake Club – The Climb #47

Thursday 9th March 2017 Today I went to eat cake but ended up bringing it home. Last year, myself and a couple of other up and coming writers formed a collective.  The idea was to gather every couple of months, update each other on progress and help each other promote our careers.  We met in [...]

2017-03-10T10:24:05+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Learning Not To Care What People Say – The Climb #46

Wednesday 8th March 2017 One of the things I’ve been reading a lot online in the past week or so, is that you have to learn not to care what people say. Critcism is a difficult thing for a writer.  Art is subjective.  What one person loves, another may hate.  I have close friends who [...]

2017-03-09T10:04:56+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Food, Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments