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A Day Of Unexpected Editing – The Climb #353

Tuesday 9th January 2018 I’ve been feeling pretty invisible today.  I’m waiting on an email and a friend who’s currently without a mobile and said there was a 50/50 chance they’d come round, didn’t.  I’ve also been monitoring how much stress the day job gives me, and have watched my levels rise in the last [...]

2018-01-11T23:40:22+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of The Offensive – The Climb #344

Sunday 31st December 2017 2017 was a funny old year.  It was my Year of the Offensive … a year for me to push myself and claim the rewards for my hard work.  As I said back then “it’s going to be a year where I happen to it rather than it happens to me”. [...]

The Danger Of Doing What Is Expected – The Climb #343

Saturday 30th December 2017 I didn’t feel too bad this morning considering how much I’d had to drink at the party, but I was glad when some of the others who’d stayed over decided that we’d go to a greasy spoon.  I’m not sure whether it was just the hangover, but I think that was [...]

2018-01-01T19:46:31+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Climb The Sky, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Plans For 2018 – The Climb #334

Thursday 21st December 2017 It feels that over the last couple of days, plans for 2018 have suddenly come into focus.  Maybe, getting an idea of what my theme for the year is has allowed everything to slot together, or perhaps taking a bit of a break has given me time to relax and gather [...]

2017-12-22T14:09:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Product Of Hard Work – The Climb #239

Sunday 17th September 2017 There was a time when I got excited about birthdays.  Now they just make me feel old. I’d not really planned to do anything for my birthday today.  I’d figured I would be knackered from yesterday’s tournament and would want a quiet one.  I was, however, determined to make it to [...]

2017-09-18T12:07:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Method Writing – The Climb #235

Wednesday 13th September 2017 You’ve probably heard of method acting.  This is where an actor is so mentally invested in a role that even when not playing them they take on some of the characteristics.  It’s considered by many to be a very in-depth form of acting. I think I method write.  This occurred to [...]

2017-09-14T23:52:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Time Is The Enemy – The Climb #230

Friday 8th September 2017 It’s tempting to think that whilst I’m sat here playing World of Warcraft and tracking friends who are chasing Hurricane Irma, that nothing is going on with the writing career. But the fact is that whilst I try and recharge, the manuscript is currently with my agent.  I got an update [...]

2017-09-09T11:27:41+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Games, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Levelling Up – The Climb #229

Thursday 7th September 2017 This evening was spent going over the new draft of my friend’s short story.  I realise this is why I don’t offer to beta novels, as just a 4000 word story took me about 4 hours, which is quicker than the last time I read it. Still, given how many hours [...]

2017-09-08T15:29:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Developing A Thicker Skin As A Writer – The Climb #228

Wednesday 6th September 2017 Well my friend replied to my email with the comments on her story, so she’s still speaking to me.    But in a few IMs she did raise a good point.  How do you develop a thick skin when it comes to someone critiquing your story?  You should blog about it, she [...]

2017-09-08T15:25:36+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Guild Master – The Climb #227

Tuesday 5th September 2017 So I appear to have a new World of Warcraft guild.  And by that I don’t mean I’ve joined a new guild. You see, I joined my guild back in the days of Wrath of the Lich King when Ulduar was the current raid.  We had some great times, including 9-manning [...]

2017-09-06T11:37:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb|0 Comments