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The Post-Astolat Task List – The Climb #185

Tuesday 25th July 2017 I still feel shattered today.  I am awake and alert but my body has a weariness that goes down to my bones. As a result, I didn’t jump back into the edits tonight, instead catching up on Game of Thrones (I’m several seasons behind).  If Leggedon taught me anything, it’s to [...]

2017-07-26T10:44:46+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Note Taking – The Climb #172

Wednesday 12th July 2017 For some reason I’ve been consumed by note taking today.  And not taking notes but the process of taking notes. I’m not sure if this is driven by a need to be more organised after the disruption of the last week or not but I realised that there must be a [...]

2017-07-14T00:35:08+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Getting Back On The Horse – The Climb #171

Tuesday 11th July 2017 One of the outcomes from Leggedon was the need to be super organised.  I needed to take all manners of medication, ensure the leg got exercise, monitor and manage my food and a million other things.  On top of this, I had a broken novel that needed fixing, and so I [...]

2017-07-12T10:51:02+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Process, Productivity, 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

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

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

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