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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

It’s Done! – The Climb #219

Monday 28th August 2017 There were a couple of major things I wanted to get this Bank Holiday Monday. The first was to get out and mow the garden.  I’d hoped to do it yesterday after coming back from sparring but as always, I returned knackered and didn’t possess the strength to move. Today was [...]

2017-08-29T11:11:44+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Manuscript Preperation – The Climb #218

Sunday 27th August 2017 The final stage before I send off a manuscript is what I like to call manuscript prep.  It’s the stage where I go and run a spell checker, fix small formatting issues and similar things that need to be done before sending the manuscript off. I’ll check things that I’m worried [...]

2017-08-28T09:35:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Hate It And I Love It – The Climb #209

Friday 18th August 2017 If it’s possible to both love something and hate it, then I have reached that stage of the novel. I made great progress today.  So great, in fact, that I constantly stopped myself to double check I wasn’t becoming slapdash due to an overriding urge to get the novel done. I [...]

2017-08-19T13:31:52+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

My Editing Has Levelled Up – The Climb #199

Tuesday 8th August 2017 I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather today.  There’s a gastric flu going around and it says something about how bad my stomach issues are when I’m not sure if I have a bad case of it or my stomach is just flaring up. As a result I’ve felt a [...]

2017-08-10T01:29:48+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Benefits Of Long Drives – The Climb #193

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 I do a lot of travel.  If I go into the day job office it’s a good hour by car, and swordfighting training can be anything up to 2 hours depending on where I’m going. However, I must admit that I don’t mind the drives.  In fact they can be quite [...]

2017-08-03T22:11:49+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Super-Motivated – The Climb #191

Monday 31st July 2017 I’ve been feeling pretty pumped today. For some reason I’ve been watching some Olympians’ Youtube videos today and it’s got me super motivated.  It got me thinking about my swordfighting and just how far it’s come on. I was supposed to be super-frustrated right now but my world-ranking came in about [...]

2017-08-01T14:02:32+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, Writing|0 Comments

Version Control – The Climb #189

Saturday 29th July 2017 Whereas yesterday I woke from a nightmare, this morning I woke to a revelation.  The novel starts in the wrong place. I’ve been stressing over the early chapters of Black As Knight.  It’s probably been the biggest challenge throughout the creation of this novel.  I rewrote it a couple of years [...]

2017-07-30T18:06:51+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments