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Coming To A Head – The Climb #398

Friday 23rd February 2018 I feel like everything is coming to a head.  You know in those apocalyptic movies where all the signs of the impending cataclysm align?  Well, that seems to be my life right now. You see, I’m due feedback on my latest round of rewrites on Black as Knight.  I’m hoping that [...]

2018-02-26T18:19:10+00:00February 24th, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

Wednesday 21st February 2018 One of the things my agent always stresses on me is the need for agency.  A character needs to be doing things, rather than have things happen to them. Whilst early drafts can be guilty of forgetting that, it’s something I do believe in enough that I apply it to my [...]

2018-02-23T20:51:10+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Downwards Spiral – The Climb #394

Monday 19th February 2018 I was feeling a bit low today.  It looks some plans that were coming together on Friday are now falling apart and as a result I just got myself into a downwards spiral.  It’s not like it’s the end of the world but it certainly felt like it today. The day [...]

2018-02-21T02:03:47+00:00February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Building The Plot For Book 3 – The Climb #384

Friday 10th February 2017 You’d think after my meeting with Kate yesterday on Book 2’s first draft that I’d be very much thinking about the subplot that needs replacing. But instead, I’ve almost pushed it to the back of my mind.  My creative process works best when it’s in the background. So the focus for [...]

2018-02-10T18:46:51+00:00February 10th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

February Could Be A Busy Month – The Climb #376

Thursday 1st February 2018 I went back to work too early.  I’ve never been one for being off ill and so I’ll drag myself back to work as soon as possible.  But my hand really wasn’t feeling up to a day of use. Over the last day or so I’ve typed a little, I’ve played [...]

2018-02-02T19:43:42+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Games, Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Year Of The Climb – The Climb #366

22nd January 2018 A year ago today, I started my little experiment.  I started documenting my writing career through daily blog posts.  The idea was to make a ‘DVD extra’ of how my books came about, how other things in my life fed into that creative process.  I wanted to document my writing career – [...]

2018-01-23T12:15:00+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Calmer – The Climb #360

Tuesday 16th January 2018 I’m definitely feeling a lot better today.  I’ve been feeling a lot calmer and my anxiety has died down a lot. It’s left me feeling exhausted.  Having felt like I’ve drunk too many energy drinks the last few days, I now feel like I want to sleep.  Given that I’ve not [...]

2018-01-17T10:30:01+00:00January 17th, 2018|Health, Movies, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Blue Monday – The Climb #359

Monday 15th January 2018 Today is supposed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.  For me, that’s certainly partly true as my anxiety has been spiking all over the place.  It’s been caused by a number of things and has just seemed to have come to a head. However, I took [...]

2018-01-17T10:20:53+00:00January 17th, 2018|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Dealing With Negative People – The Climb #354

Wednesday 10th January 2018 I went into the office today.  For my day job I work from home a lot but I do sometimes go into the office. I tend to keep my private life and work life very separate.  I don’t really talk about the day job here, and I don’t talk much about [...]

2018-01-11T23:47:11+00:00January 11th, 2018|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Day Of Unexpected Editing – The Climb #353

Tuesday 9th January 2018 I’ve been feeling pretty invisible today.  I’m waiting on an email and a friend who’s currently without a mobile and said there was a 50/50 chance they’d come round, didn’t.  I’ve also been monitoring how much stress the day job gives me, and have watched my levels rise in the last [...]

2018-01-11T23:40:22+00:00January 10th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments