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Bleeding Through My Eyes – The Climb #147

Saturday 17th June 2017 Today has been a tough day.  Some days writing flows like silk, and some days you’re in a trench engaged in a land battle.  Today has been the latter. After not getting any work done yesterday, today I’ve been trying to make up for lost time.  I wanted to edit a [...]

2017-06-18T09:19:25+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Never Thought I’d Love This So Much – The Climb #145

Thursday 15th June 2017 OK, I never thought I’d say this but… editing is fun. I’ve done about 50 pages today.  This puts me about 100 pages in out of 723.  I say ‘about’ as I have to expand a scene and so I need to break from the line edits briefly to bring an [...]

2017-06-16T08:44:58+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Process, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Editing A Novel Is Like Going To The Gym – The Climb #142

Monday 12th June 2017 Editing the novel is currently a bit like going to the gym.  There’s a huge part of you that’s put off by the idea.  It’ll hurt, it’s a lot of effort.  But at the same time you know it’s something you need to do in order to reach your goals.  And [...]

2017-06-13T12:24:04+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Making Some Hard Choices – The Climb #141

Sunday 11th June 2017 Editing is simultaneously both fun and incredibly hard.  Mentally, I’m deep into the line edits although in terms of number of chapters I’m still very near the beginning and I’m finding some of the changes really challenging. It’s not because they are difficult, per say, it’s just that they are making [...]

2017-06-12T12:12:38+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Games, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Lost Time – The Climb #140

Saturday 10th June 2017 Today was given over to writing, and yet I worked out I really only had 2 solid hours in which to get any work done. I woke late.  My sleeping patterns have still not recovered since getting back from Canada and so I find myself going to bed later and waking [...]

2017-06-11T09:37:04+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Learning To Listen To My Gut – The Climb #139

Friday 9th May 2017 Some days are just unproductive, even though want of trying. Today’s plan was to get the ball scene done.  In many ways it’s a simple change.  Currently hero stumbles across information at the ball.  Instead, he has to go seek it out. It should be a simple change but it’s going [...]

2017-06-10T13:16:14+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Comics, Process, Reading, The Climb, Toys, Writing|0 Comments

I Can’t Believe How Scary This Is – The Climb #138

Thursday 8th June 2017 I’ve managed to do a lot more editing today, and it’s been very scary.  For the first part of this week it’s been both scary and fun.  Today it was just scary. Today I well and truly stepped outside my comfort zone. I needed to move a scene to another part [...]

2017-06-09T12:23:51+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Different Way Of Editing – The Climb #136

Tuesday 6th May 2017 I’ve been editing in an entirely new way today. Usually, when I have a major edit to do, I’ll start at the beginning and work my way towards the end.  I like working that way as it gives me somewhat of a sense of security.  It means that I can check [...]

2017-06-07T11:09:00+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Fighting Fit – The Climb #134

Sunday 4th June 2016 Today was my first time swordfighting since before Chasepalooza.  I managed to wake up in time but still felt a bit out of it.  So I really wasn’t expecting much.  In fact, I reckoned I was so out of shape that it might be best to give today a miss. But… [...]

2017-06-05T11:24:53+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Movies, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Building My ToDo List – The Climb #131

Thursday 1st June 2017 Today was the first day resembling a return to normality.  I woke up in my own bed and returned to the day job. Of course, now that Chasepalooza is over, I have a mountain of things to do – from the mundane such as unpacking all my gear and dealing with [...]

2017-06-02T11:42:03+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments