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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

Sucstress – The Climb #160

Friday 30th June 2017 I made up a word today. My friend (and author) Emma Newman was talking about that welcome stress you get when you’re doing something awesome but it’s still outside your comfort zone.  She was sure there’d be some German word for it, but I suggested we make one up. Sucstress I [...]

2017-07-01T14:11:49+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Games, Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Wartime General – The Climb #159

Thursday 29th June 2017 I think I burnt myself out a bit today.  I had a very active day where I was extremely focused but then never had any energy for the evening’s editing. The day job fun and games have continued today.  What started as demonstrating I had things under control within my department [...]

2017-06-30T18:42:22+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

How Did I End Up In This Position? – The Climb #158

Wednesday 28th June 2017 People who have known me a long time know just how anxious I used to get about things.  I’m a lot better than I was (a LOT better as this edition will point out) but I can still get myself in a panic over the smallest of things. And then there [...]

2017-06-29T21:07:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Story Is King – The Climb #157

Monday 27th June 2017 I was having a bit of a panic this morning.  I woke to be no clearer about my quandary from yesterday.  My head was telling me to simplify relationships to make it easier for the reader, and yet my gut was telling me that the depth was in those characters and [...]

2017-06-28T09:58:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Comics, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Trusting My Gut – The Climb #156

Monday 26th June 2017 Trusting your gut is a very scary thing, especially when the stakes are raised. I’ve gone through a few more pages today editing Black as Knight and I think I’ve found an area where my agent and I slightly diverge. For the most part, removing clauses and redundant sentences doesn’t bother [...]

2017-06-27T14:08:34+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Slow But Steady Progress – The Climb #155

Sunday 25th June 2017 I got out the house today. Throughout the whole weekend of sitting at my computer and editing, I’ve been focused on rewarding myself with a good sparring session today.  Not only would that give me chance to socialise with people but it would also give me essential practise ahead of the [...]

2017-06-26T14:17:00+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Least Interesting Person In The World – The Climb #154

Saturday 24th June 2017 Today has been a lot of hard work.  I’ve not even had chance to step outside the house I’ve been that busy. Days like this aren’t fun.  I mean, don’t think I won’t be grateful down the road for the work I put in today.  It’s an investment in the future.  [...]

2017-06-25T17:07:38+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Whatever It Takes – The Climb #153

23rd June 2017 I worked on the novel until gone 3:30am today. Part of the reason is that I could.  I don’t have the day job tomorrow so I decided to keep going as long as I could.  When I got to a question that I felt I needed more than a quick 2 minute [...]

2017-06-24T12:13:00+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Hype, Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments