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The Best Fencer Ever – The Climb #170

Monday 10th July 2017 I finally started to feel a bit like my old self today.  I still don’t believe I achieved a whole lot . Work was busy.  I’ve been working on a report, which means a lot of Excel work.  But on top of this, my source data isn’t being created properly so [...]

2017-07-11T18:48:57+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Worst Fencer Ever – The Climb #169

Sunday 9th July 2017 I fenced like crap today. I’d been tempted not to go, given my mood the last couple of days, but then I decided that in doing that, I’d just be defeating myself.  And so, despite my head being elsewhere, I went. I guess I fenced just about as well as I [...]

2017-07-11T01:52:50+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Stuck Indoors – The Climb #168

Saturday 8th July 2017 I’ve been in a bit of a bad mood today. Aside from everything else that’s been going on over the last few days, I’ve been in a bit annoyed.  You see, it’s summer outside… the weather is fantastic.  I should be going to the beach and eating ice cream, especially given [...]

2017-07-10T00:26:13+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Crossing Into Enemy Territory – The Climb #167

Friday 7th July 2017 I continued to keep away from people today.  Following Wednesday night’s panic attack, I’ve seen my low turn into anger.  Mainly because it could have been avoided.  I’ve got a pretty thick skin and people can be pretty blunt around me, but having a go at me when I’m in an [...]

2017-07-08T22:42:36+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Games, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Self-Imposed Exile – The Climb #166

Thursday 6th July 2017 Today has been a bit of a down day. Following yesterday’s panic attack, I’ve been left a little flat and annoyed about a few things.  This has put me in a bit of a “fuck the world” mood which is never helpful and so I’ve kept away from people lest I [...]

2017-07-08T00:24:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Deconstructing A Panic Attack – The Climb #165

Wednesday 5th July 2017 I suffered with anxiety for years.  It wouldn’t stop me doing things and I would later identify this as high-functioning anxiety.  It would mostly manifest itself in worries that would just build and build into massive panic attacks. I’m not sure when they first started.  It might have been when I [...]

2017-07-06T14:40:30+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Health, The Climb|0 Comments

The Delicate Editing Of Chapter One – The Climb #164

Tuesday 4th July 2017 I’ve been doing some delicate editing today. The first couple of chapters are the real challenge in this edit.  I have to make some subtle changes to blow the protagonist’s agency through the roof.  It basically means that his plans have to be a little more solid. Of course, this means [...]

2017-07-05T10:17:00+00:00 July 5th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

High Hopes, Low Expectations – The Climb #163

Monday 3rd July 2017 I had an interesting conversation in the pub with an editor friend.  We were talking about our various projects and he asked me what was happening with Black As Knight. I explained that I was fully prepared that it might not sell but that I had a figure that I was [...]

2017-07-04T12:25:10+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Staying Motivated – The Climb #162

Sunday 2nd July 2017 I hate it when the weekend is over, especially when it’s a weekend where I’ve done little writing. However, with the knowledge that I’ve been feeling a bit run down together with the fact that I was seeing Danny yesterday, it made sense to take a little break and refresh ready [...]

2017-07-03T15:48:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Reunion With An Old Friend – The Climb #161

Saturday 1st July 2017 Danny is one of my oldest friends.  25 years ago we worked in the same voluntary organisation, and when I was I charge of national recruitment he was one of the regional coordinators. However, back then Danny wasn’t the type of person who looked charitable.  In fact, if you met him [...]

2017-07-02T20:07:03+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Geocaching, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments