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Not Listening – The Climb #92

Sunday 23rd April 2017 There’s been a lot lost this weekend to procrastination / feeling exhausted and Sunday continued that trend a little. After scheduling yesterday’s edition of The Climb I got into the car and drove to go swordfighting.  Despite having a couple of energy drinks I felt sluggish today and I think it’s [...]

2017-04-24T12:45:55+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

The Last Convention? – The Climb #85

Sunday 16th April 2017 I’m wondering if this might be the last great convention.  I’ve had a blast this Easter weekend, and it’s felt very business heavy (in a good way) but what’s been noticeable is the absence of pros.  As we said to Steve, he’s probably one of the most high profiles names here [...]

2017-04-17T07:36:06+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Events, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Drunken Ramblings of A Man At Eastercon – The Climb #83

Friday 14th April 2017 Today has been a fun day. I spent the morning doing some admin.  I got The Climb scheduled (a minor victory in itself) and wrote  over 1000 words on book 2. By this time friends had started to arrive at Eastercon so I went downstairs to catch up with them.  Cameron [...]

2017-04-15T08:48:25+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Events, Marketing, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Financial Reality Of Being A Writer – The Climb #80

Tuesday 11th April 2017 One of the big life aims of most writers is to one day earn enough from your writing that you could do it full-time.  For most writers it’s the impossible dream.  Even if you are able to get a book deal that pays you an advance, to earn one that actually [...]

2017-04-12T09:17:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Popping Into Focus – The Climb #78

Sunday 9th April 2017 One thing has been on my mind all throughout a very busy day today.  Plotting out these next two chapters last night, I had a problem where I need a secondary character to not be in the scenes. That sounds simple, right?  Just omit him, or say he’s doing something.  Trouble [...]

2017-04-10T09:59:41+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Food, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Needed To Do This – The Climb #77

Saturday 8th April 2017 Today has seen some glorious weather.  We’re finally into the season where you can go out in just a T-Shirt and not feel cold.  It’s a sign that summer is well on its way. And how do I know this?  Was it because I spent all day in the sunshine?  Or was [...]

2017-04-09T15:56:51+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Something Has To Give – The Climb #73

Tuesday 4th April 2017 I came  to a realisation today that something is going to have to give in the near future. My original plan was that when the editorial comments came back I would take a couple of weeks off the day job and get them complete.  After my challenging 2016, I want to [...]

2017-04-05T10:05:48+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Calm Before The Storm – The Climb #72

Monday 3rd April 2017 Today was one of those days where it felt like it was going to be a quiet day and then in the last couple of hours a few major things happened.  So you get a bumper edition today (and that’s with a few things being pushed to tomorrow) Those who’ve been following [...]

2017-04-04T13:14:48+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Progress Over Perfection – The Climb #65

Monday 27th March 2017 I had a very strange drive home tonight.  I’d taken the video camera with me to training to get some footage of me fighting.  My gorilla pod turned up today and I put the video camera on the end. But I’m very self-conscious about filming in public and on the drive [...]

The Self-Doubt Of A Writer On The Verge – The Climb #62

Friday 24th March 2017 Today was a day of doubt and a lesson in patience. The day job was a bit busy today.  I seem to have run out of youtube videos from the people I follow, and so the day seemed to drag.  I then had to go grocery shopping, cook dinner and get [...]