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The Wartime General – The Climb #159

Thursday 29th June 2017 I think I burnt myself out a bit today.  I had a very active day where I was extremely focused but then never had any energy for the evening’s editing. The day job fun and games have continued today.  What started as demonstrating I had things under control within my department [...]

2017-06-30T18:42:22+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

How Did I End Up In This Position? – The Climb #158

Wednesday 28th June 2017 People who have known me a long time know just how anxious I used to get about things.  I’m a lot better than I was (a LOT better as this edition will point out) but I can still get myself in a panic over the smallest of things. And then there [...]

2017-06-29T21:07:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Story Is King – The Climb #157

Monday 27th June 2017 I was having a bit of a panic this morning.  I woke to be no clearer about my quandary from yesterday.  My head was telling me to simplify relationships to make it easier for the reader, and yet my gut was telling me that the depth was in those characters and [...]

2017-06-28T09:58:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Comics, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Trusting My Gut – The Climb #156

Monday 26th June 2017 Trusting your gut is a very scary thing, especially when the stakes are raised. I’ve gone through a few more pages today editing Black as Knight and I think I’ve found an area where my agent and I slightly diverge. For the most part, removing clauses and redundant sentences doesn’t bother [...]

2017-06-27T14:08:34+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Slow But Steady Progress – The Climb #155

Sunday 25th June 2017 I got out the house today. Throughout the whole weekend of sitting at my computer and editing, I’ve been focused on rewarding myself with a good sparring session today.  Not only would that give me chance to socialise with people but it would also give me essential practise ahead of the [...]

2017-06-26T14:17:00+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Least Interesting Person In The World – The Climb #154

Saturday 24th June 2017 Today has been a lot of hard work.  I’ve not even had chance to step outside the house I’ve been that busy. Days like this aren’t fun.  I mean, don’t think I won’t be grateful down the road for the work I put in today.  It’s an investment in the future.  [...]

2017-06-25T17:07:38+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Whatever It Takes – The Climb #153

23rd June 2017 I worked on the novel until gone 3:30am today. Part of the reason is that I could.  I don’t have the day job tomorrow so I decided to keep going as long as I could.  When I got to a question that I felt I needed more than a quick 2 minute [...]

2017-06-24T12:13:00+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Hype, Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Planning A Novel That Will Sell – The Climb #152

Thursday 22nd June 2017 Let me preface this by saying that there are lots of ways to write a book, not only in the actual writing but in the planning and plotting as well.  If you look at this and think “I don’t work like that”  it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong.  In fact, [...]

2017-06-23T12:37:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Why I Don’t Like Luck – The Climb #149

Monday 19th June 2017 One of the things I always used to love to do was get into a discussion on social media.  I am blessed with a load of intelligent friends and it used to be that you could have a really interesting discussion where no-one was right or wrong but you really probed [...]

2017-06-20T08:56:58+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Hype, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

The Unsexy Work – The Climb #148

Sunday 18th June 2017 Some days aren’t glamorous.  Some days are about turning up and doing the fucking work.  There’s nothing unique about the work, you don’t even believe you do your best work but you turn up anyway and you do it. That was my today. I went sparring this morning.  It’s a 90 [...]

2017-06-19T12:29:07+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments