Tuesday 23rd May 2017 Today was a down day. Down days are days when you aren’t chasing any storms. Sometimes this is simply because there aren’t any storms within driving range, but sometimes it’s because chasing a storm would put you out of reach for a better storm the next day. They’re also a good [...]
Monday 22nd May 2017 Today we chased in New Mexico. The storms never produced any tornadoes but I managed to take a load of timelapses and got treated to some amazing sights. I’ve been in a bit of a bad mood today comprised of a mix of things. I lost a memory card last night. [...]
Sunday 14th May 2017 I never sleep the night before a flight. There’s a worry that somehow I’ll oversleep and miss it, that I need to sacrifice that time to make sure I’ve packed everything. At the time of writing, I still have items strewn across my living room. I still worry I’m going to [...]
Saturday 13th May 2017 I’m at that stage where I’m panicking that I’ve forgotten something. Case in point today. I worried that I needed some more trousers. Whilst storm chasing , the weather can be very hot, it can be wet, it can be messy. And so the trousers I normally wear are not really [...]
In today's vlog, we update the software on my Macbook ahead of my flight to Canada, and I get an update from my literary agent.
Friday 12th May 2017 *ALERT* *ALERT* The Edits Are Back *ALERT* *ALERT* Yes, folks, we’re on Defcon 1 here as I have received a large chunk of my editorial notes from my agent today. Oh, can you smell the fear? On one hand I’m really excited to get them back. These notes are a fantastic [...]
Apologies for this being a little late going up, but it is nearly four times the length of yesterday's vlog and covers our Cake Club meeting on Thursday night where we discussed writery stuff, and a lot about chasing tornadoes.
Sunday 30th April 2017 Some days writing is a joy, sometimes it’s a slog and as we approach the end of this draft and I push to get it finished, today has been very firmly on the slog end of the scale. It used to be that crappy chapter drafts bothered me. I felt that [...]
Saturday 29th April 2017 I woke at 4am with the view that perhaps my strategy of having a ‘blow out’ before a weekend of writing was a bad one. I drank a load of water and felt queasy for about an hour, before falling back asleep. I woke at 8am, 12 hours after I not [...]
Friday 28th April 2017 As you know, I like to write each edition of The Climb at the end of the day and then edit the next day. In the interests of full disclosure, this one was written at the start of the next day (for reasons you’ll find out). My current schedule is leaving [...]