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Why I Don’t Like Luck – The Climb #149

Monday 19th June 2017 One of the things I always used to love to do was get into a discussion on social media.  I am blessed with a load of intelligent friends and it used to be that you could have a really interesting discussion where no-one was right or wrong but you really probed [...]

2017-06-20T08:56:58+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Hype, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

The Unsexy Work – The Climb #148

Sunday 18th June 2017 Some days aren’t glamorous.  Some days are about turning up and doing the fucking work.  There’s nothing unique about the work, you don’t even believe you do your best work but you turn up anyway and you do it. That was my today. I went sparring this morning.  It’s a 90 [...]

2017-06-19T12:29:07+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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

Feeling Rough – The Climb #146

Friday 16th June 2017 Today was an odd day.  I’m not sure if I ate something that disagreed with me, or I just naturally feel tired, or I’m mentally stuck on something but I spent the evening feeling totally exhausted and have decided to go to bed early.  Worse still, I’ve not made any progress [...]

2017-06-17T13:06:14+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Health, 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

Producing Something Of Quality – The Climb #144

Wednesday 14th June 2017 This is the story of two different stresses that happened today. The first is stress about the novel.  As you have seen over the last few days there’s a ton of work to do and things I’m not sure about.  It’s possible it’s just me worrying about nothing, but I’ve been [...]

2017-06-15T10:26:34+00:00 June 15th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Knew – The Climb #143

Tuesday 13th June 2017 There’s part of me that feels like The Climb is very repetitive at the moment.  For what seems like a long time (but in reality is probably 3 or 4 days) I’ve been reporting on the edits, how I find it tough but also fun and how I am soldiering on. [...]

2017-06-14T09:53:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Hype, Productivity, 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