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A Night Off – The Climb #212

Monday 21st August 2017 I’m burnt out. I mean I’m seriously fried. I noticed it today when I was thinking about upcoming tournaments.  I thought to myself… don’t worry about trying to win, just take part.  Now ordinarily, I’d say this is good advice but given how driven I am, how much I want to [...]

2017-08-22T00:28:48+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Grind Continues – The Climb #211

Sunday 20th August 2017 Today has felt slow.  On one hand, it’s been busy with sparring and then a meeting with another writer which meant I had less time for editing - and I still got through a couple of chapters - but I didn’t get to the end of the novel. I’m now on [...]

2017-08-21T13:18:40+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Much Ado About Editing – The Climb #210

Saturday 19th August 2017 Today could be summed up in just one word:  editing. Editing, editing, editing, editing, editing. In total, I edited for the best part of 15 hours, and the only reason I didn’t carry on for a few hours more was the fact that I was worried I was getting a bit [...]

2017-08-21T01:04:11+00:00 August 20th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Hate It And I Love It – The Climb #209

Friday 18th August 2017 If it’s possible to both love something and hate it, then I have reached that stage of the novel. I made great progress today.  So great, in fact, that I constantly stopped myself to double check I wasn’t becoming slapdash due to an overriding urge to get the novel done. I [...]

2017-08-19T13:31:52+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Constantly Growing – The Climb #208

Thursday 17th August 2017 I made some good progress on the edits today.  I would have liked to have done more since I have a dozen chapters left, but the two I did was progress. I had to rewrite the start of the first of the two chapters this evening.  As I mentioned in a [...]

2017-08-18T14:57:28+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Need To Read More – The Climb #207

Wednesday 16th August 2017 I’ve had a day where an unintentional slight that actually worked in my favour really bothered me. I turned up to training tonight thinking I was going to be teaching to find I wasn’t.  That in itself doesn’t bother me.  I always said I would teach for a 6 month block [...]

2017-08-17T10:28:41+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Good Editing Progress – The Climb #206

Tuesday 15th August 2017 It’s gone 1:30am and it looks like I’m going to have to leave finishing editing this consolidated chapter until tomorrow. I can’t complain though as progress, whilst slow, has been good.  I’m still being quite ruthless, and seem to be succeeding in my aim of trimming the wordcount.  I was helped [...]

2017-08-16T09:58:11+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Change Of Focus – The Climb #205

Monday 14th August 2017 With Fightcamp now over, my focus is now starting to change, so that the edits of Black as Knight once again become my main focus. Whilst the first Wessex League tournament is a little over a month away, now the two big UK competitions of the year are over, I can [...]

2017-08-15T10:48:27+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Fire And Fury – The Climb #200

Wednesday 9th August 2017 So you expect to have a bad night fighting before a tournament right?  It’s a thing.  It’s totally a thing.  Oh, how I sucked today. The day started well with progress on consolidating the three chapters.  I nearly completed the second third of this, but I ran out of time and [...]

2017-08-10T12:06:29+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

My Editing Has Levelled Up – The Climb #199

Tuesday 8th August 2017 I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather today.  There’s a gastric flu going around and it says something about how bad my stomach issues are when I’m not sure if I have a bad case of it or my stomach is just flaring up. As a result I’ve felt a [...]

2017-08-10T01:29:48+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments