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Honorary Canadian – The Climb #32

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Today there was a lot of needless day job stress, which annoys me, because it’s not needed and my stomach felt like glass as a result for the rest of the day. It’s been odd in other ways.  As I went into the office a colleague asked me how I was. [...]

2017-02-23T10:26:44+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

An Important Milestone – The Climb #31

Tuesday 21st February 2017 Today’s been an interesting day. The most important thing is that this draft of the novel has reached an important stage.  I got a lot of writing done tonight.  This scene, which the first part felt like wading through treacle, opened up and became an easy write.  This might be because [...]

2017-02-22T10:22:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Food, Health, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Body Positive – The Climb #30

Monday 20th February 2017 I’ve now been doing The Climb for 30 days and that in itself has been an interesting journey. I liked the idea of documenting my journey, capturing my mood and what was on my mind day to day.  I knew some days would be a little lean.  I knew some days [...]

2017-02-22T01:35:39+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Rough & Tumblrs – The Climb #29

Sunday 19th February 2017 In which I discover that if I fight for 2 solid hours and dehydrate, my face ends up looking like a prune! Today’s been a good day. I’ve come to the conclusion that my potential reader-base is on Tumblr and I need to create one.  But just as silly personal content [...]

2017-02-20T11:24:58+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

End Of A Busy Week – The Climb #27

Friday 17th February 2017 Today I spent most of the day in an office learning about the features of Windows Server 2016.  The traffic was terrible and I ended up 20 minutes late, which whilst nobody minded, just put me behind all day. This week has proved a busy work week with the day job [...]

2017-02-18T11:59:09+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

You Can’t Write Car Chases – The Climb #26

Thursday 16th February 2017 I think you can tell when I’ve not written anything the day before as I’m always in a bad mood. Some people love to have written, but only writers love to write.  It took me a long time to realise that the feeling you get when everything feels like it’s not [...]

2017-02-17T09:22:24+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Health, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

92 Days And Counting… – The Climb #25

Wednesday 15th February 2017 I was reminded today that it’s only 92 days until I go storm chasing again. We’re doing something different this year.  Last year was high octane insanity.  We were driving at tornadoes coming towards us, jumping out the van to get video and photos and then dashing away at the last [...]

2017-02-16T10:56:42+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Investing For The Big Payoff Down The Line – The Climb #24

Tuesday 14th February 2016 I do sometimes worry that some days nothing exciting happens, that there’s no huge news or important revelations about writing the new novel or marketing the other one. But writing is like that.  Sure I try and make it entertaining, but I think The Climb isn’t something that something where you [...]

2017-02-15T11:05:47+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Games, Health, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sometimes Knowing It’s Supposed To Be Hard Makes The Job Easier – The Climb #23

Monday 13th February 2017 After last week, I’m keen for this week to be a productive week.  As a result, today was about getting a lot of shit that’s been hanging over me, done. I got some household admin out the way (paying my credit card and sending a birthday card to a relative) before [...]

2017-02-14T09:19:31+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

You Can’t Be Brilliant Every Week – The Climb #22

Sunday 12th February 2017 Today I went and did a little sparring with friends. I think today showed me how much of an odd week this has been.  Unlike last week when my focus was laser sharp and I fenced probably the best I ever have, this week my mind wandered and as a result [...]

2017-02-13T09:45:43+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments