Process

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Continuing The Plotting – the Climb #385

Saturday 10th February 2018 It’s a pretty lazy weekend this weekend.  Fingergeddon means I’m still not fit to fight, and being on call with the day job means I can’t really go anywhere. So I spent a part of today working on the plot for book 3. I was working primarily with Scrivener’s corkboard feature [...]

2018-02-12T17:44:10+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Building The Plot For Book 3 – The Climb #384

Friday 10th February 2017 You’d think after my meeting with Kate yesterday on Book 2’s first draft that I’d be very much thinking about the subplot that needs replacing. But instead, I’ve almost pushed it to the back of my mind.  My creative process works best when it’s in the background. So the focus for [...]

2018-02-10T18:46:51+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Taking Feedback On A Draft – The Climb #383

Thursday 8th February 2018 Today I met up with Kate to discuss her beta read of book 2. I spent the morning going over her detailed notes and making notes of my own. When reading feedback from a beta reader, there’s a filter you have to put over it.  Just because one reader might have [...]

2018-02-10T01:32:25+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

It Doesn’t Get Easier – The Climb #382

Wednesday 7th February 2018 There’s a quote I picked up a while back.  Actually it was 2 quotes, from leaders in two completely different fields, but it said the same thing. It never gets easier, you just get better at dealing with it. My writing career feels a bit like this right now. I know [...]

2018-02-10T00:57:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Process, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Great Books Need A Lot Of Work – The Climb #381

Tuesday 6th February 2018 There’s this deluded hope you have as a writer.  It’s that, one day, you’ll be good enough that your first draft of a story won’t need any work.  That it’ll go to a beta reader, an editor or agent and they’ll tell you it’s perfect. That doesn’t happen.  It never happens.  [...]

2018-02-08T17:57:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Genesis Of A Character – The Climb #380

Monday 5th February 2018 Today I created a new character for book 3 and I wanted to spend a little time in today’s The Climb explaining my process of how I came up with them. This character will be a personal bodyguard for the Prince.  He’ll not only keep the Prince safe but be proactive [...]

2018-02-07T00:41:27+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Need To Consume As A Writer – The Climb #377

Friday 2nd February 2018 If you want to be successful at anything, you pretty much have to follow the same pattern.  Whether it be in sports or creative arts or business, you need to work hard and put in years of grind (most of it unnoticed). That means sacrifice.  That means giving up some leisure [...]

2018-02-05T12:40:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Starting On A New Short Story – The Climb #371

Saturday 27th January 2018 Today has been quite a hectic day.  I actually managed to get a decent night’s sleep for a change.  I was then up and about trying to get some bits for dinner tonight where a friend came over for a meal and we watched IT. However, in amongst all the chaos, [...]

2018-01-28T15:40:14+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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