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Doing Anything Worthwhile Is Tough – The Climb #61

Thursday 23rd March 2017 I came to a bit of an epiphany today doing my social media work. My Instagram has been going well and I’m slowly but steadily building up my followers.   My diverse use of hashtags has connected me a number of really interesting people.  I’ve got an inspirational one-armed guy who jury-rigs [...]

2017-03-24T11:28:29+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Health, Marketing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Quartermaster For the Zombie Apocalypse – The Climb #60

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 It’s been a long old day, most of which has been spent shifting  a large quantity of swords around. This morning was spent editing the last edition of The Climb as well as making plans for the day. I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to put my driving time to good use, [...]

2017-03-23T11:37:13+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Marketing, Music, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Officially Badass – The Climb #59

Tuesday 21st March 2017 I felt a little better today, and I think I’ve pinpointed the cause. Over the last few months, I’ve added caffeine back into my diet.  This has usually come in the form of diet cokes or diet energy drinks.  Considering I used to drink at least a 2 litre bottle of [...]

2017-03-22T10:29:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Food, Health, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

The Mystery Of The Lost Swords – The Climb #58

Monday 20th March 2017 If I were a horse, I’m sure they would have turned me into glue by now. Woke up with my stomach still as bad as yesterday.  Luckily, the medication I picked up yesterday went a little way to easing the symptoms but I still felt a bit crap all day. Add [...]

2017-03-21T10:35:58+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Food, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sick As A Dog – The Climb #57

Sunday 19th March 2017 I should have known that going out last night was a bad idea.  Today my stomach has probably been the worst it’s been in ages and I’m putting it down to not letting it fully recover from last week before feeding it a ton of carbs in the pub last night.  [...]

2017-03-20T15:26:35+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Food, Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Payoff Down The Road – The Climb #56

Saturday 18th March 2017 I think one of the things that thwarts a lot of writers is the lack of instantaneous reward.  If you bake a cake, you can pretty much eat it straight from the oven.  If you rebuild the engine of a car, you can take the car for a drive. But as [...]

2017-03-19T11:01:57+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Process, Reviews, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Pattern Recognition – The Climb #55

Friday 17th March 2017 If you're trying to understand what I'm trying to do in this window between rewrites and submission, I think today's issue gives some real depth. Many years ago I worked for a youth voluntary organisation.  I had some great times, met people who are some of my closest friends even to [...]

2017-03-18T12:36:12+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Hype, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Levelling Up – The Climb #54

Thursday 16th March 2017 First day back at work after my forced illness break and I ‘ve been feeling the worst I’ve felt all week. I feel like I have a head cold.  My throat is so sore I’ve almost lost my voice and my eyes feel heavy with manflu.  As I said to someone [...]

2017-03-17T13:55:44+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Marketing, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Execution Is Everything – The Climb #53

Wednesday 15th March 2017 Execution is everything On day 3 of my forced sickness and I feel like the cold I’ve been suffering either lined up miraculously well, or that slowing things down for a few days brought it to the fore. I’ve actually made a lot of progress on the health front today.  I [...]

Writers Are Inefficient – The Climb #52

Tuesday 14th March 2017 I’ve discovered that most writers are incredibly inefficient. It’s a criticism I’m also guilty of.  I’ve done loads of work over the last couple of years to change from a pantser to a planner – to go from winging the story as I write, to having a structure mapped out – [...]