Creating A Big Bad For The Next Novel – The Climb #370

Friday 26th January 2018 My friend came over this evening and we had an evening of watching The Defenders on Netflix.  It was a fun evening of silliness, fart jokes and I actually really liked seeing the Netflix Marvel Universe come together  (Don’t even start me off on how excited I am for Infinity War) [...]

2018-01-27T16:52:14+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

I Gave Away My Best Idea – The Climb #369

Thursday 25th January 2018 There’s this thought when you start out as a writer that ideas are sacred, something heaven-bourne.  If you’ve not had much writing experience you can also fall into the trap of thinking an idea arrives fully realised. “Where do you get your ideas?” many authors are asked, and the answer is [...]

2018-01-27T15:25:20+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

How To Get Started – The Climb #368

Wednesday 24th January 2018 I have no idea why, but I somehow only managed 3 hours sleep last night.  As a result I’ve been ridiculously tired all day, not achieved much and have decided to focus this edition of The Climb on some practical advise on getting started. It doesn’t help when it’s an incredibly [...]

2018-01-25T12:51:11+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Organising For The Year Ahead – The Climb #367

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 It always seems to take me until the end of the month to get myself in gear for the year.  My friend says that it’s the same in the gym, that the big influx of new people comes a few weeks into January rather than in the first week. Having a [...]

2018-01-24T12:16:25+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Process, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Year Of The Climb – The Climb #366

22nd January 2018 A year ago today, I started my little experiment.  I started documenting my writing career through daily blog posts.  The idea was to make a ‘DVD extra’ of how my books came about, how other things in my life fed into that creative process.  I wanted to document my writing career – [...]

2018-01-23T12:15:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Broke My FitBit – The Climb #365

Sunday 21st January 2017 I’m still getting aftershocks following last weekend’s anxiety attack.  I was pretty rough going to bed last night and still felt a little anxious this morning.  Random things keep setting it off and I’m not sure why. I’d already decided that I would go sparring this morning.  It was a long [...]

2018-01-22T13:28:39+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Do You Even Lift, Bro? – The Climb #364

Saturday 20th January 2018 It’s funny how plans come about. For the last week I’ve been considering some new fitness goals for 2018.  In 2015 I felt my fitness was far behind everyone else I swordfight with.  I was slow, both in movement and in reaction.   2016 it was about taking my fitness to a [...]

2018-01-21T23:20:20+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Restless – The Climb #363

Friday 19th January 2018 I’m a bad patient.  By all rights what I should be doing is enjoying the rest.  I’ve had a tough couple of weeks mentally and have no projects outstanding.  The sensible thing to do would be to rest, to gather my mental energy and just consume media ready for the next [...]

2018-01-20T16:25:47+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Games, Process, Reading, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

The Couch Potato – The Climb #362

Thursday 18th January 2018 The big trouble with finishing a big project like an edit or a novel is that you suddenly find time on your hands. I liken it to stepping off a travellator or that alien feeling you have when you walk into your house after a holiday.  You’ve been working on a [...]

2018-01-21T23:12:25+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Health, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Teaching Rapier – The Climb #361

Wednesday 17th January 2018 After feeling calmer yesterday I found myself coming back from training  late tonight and having another small panic attack.  It was small enough that I could recognise it right away but it’s meant that whilst being in desperate need for sleep, I’ve stayed up late hoping for it to subside. The [...]

2018-01-19T00:43:04+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments