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Editing Action Scenes – Te Climb #304

Tuesday 22nd November 2017 I made good progress with the novel today.  Only 3 or 4 chapters, but progress is progress. It’s funny the things that can trip you up as you edit.  Case in point today.  I have a big action scene set on a carriage and I approach such scenes as if I [...]

2017-11-22T16:35:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Getting Stuck Into Edits – The Climb #303

Monday 20th November 2017 I always have such ambitious plans. I look at my week off and say I want to get the entire book edited in that time.  I sit down and calculate how many chapters that is a day, and remind myself that this is just a structural edit.  Given that I’ve learnt [...]

2017-11-22T00:03:45+00:00 November 21st, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Back To The Edits – The Climb #302

Sunday 19th November 2017 Much to my annoyance there was no Sunday sparring today. Whilst I appreciate that it’s the day after Bucklerthon, I have Wessex Bath in less than a week and… well, I need to train. Perhaps a day off is what my body needs after a slew of tournaments but given I [...]

2017-11-21T00:20:42+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Running Late For Physio – The Climb #255

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Today has been a very busy day.  I had to be up early to go back to physio… and of course, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I felt I gave myself enough time, but for some reason getting showered and dressed always takes me more time that I [...]

2017-10-05T10:47:02+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Here We Go Again – The Climb #253

Sunday 1st October 2017 So my September break is now over and tonight I’ve dived back into book 2 to start work on the second draft. In many ways, this forced break has been a bit torturous.  Sometimes I think I need a stress to keep my mind off other stresses, and without a book [...]

2017-10-02T16:31:32+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Guild Master – The Climb #227

Tuesday 5th September 2017 So I appear to have a new World of Warcraft guild.  And by that I don’t mean I’ve joined a new guild. You see, I joined my guild back in the days of Wrath of the Lich King when Ulduar was the current raid.  We had some great times, including 9-manning [...]

2017-09-06T11:37:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb|0 Comments

So This Is How Other People Live – The Climb #220

Tuesday 29th August 2017 If you’re a person who is on the go, then taking a forced break is a strange thing.  It reminds me of stepping off one of those travellators you find at airports:  your momentum is forward but everything around you has slowed down and you feel yourself stumble. I do still [...]

2017-08-31T01:06:17+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

It’s Done! – The Climb #219

Monday 28th August 2017 There were a couple of major things I wanted to get this Bank Holiday Monday. The first was to get out and mow the garden.  I’d hoped to do it yesterday after coming back from sparring but as always, I returned knackered and didn’t possess the strength to move. Today was [...]

2017-08-29T11:11:44+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Manuscript Preperation – The Climb #218

Sunday 27th August 2017 The final stage before I send off a manuscript is what I like to call manuscript prep.  It’s the stage where I go and run a spell checker, fix small formatting issues and similar things that need to be done before sending the manuscript off. I’ll check things that I’m worried [...]

2017-08-28T09:35:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Eye Of The Storm – The Climb #217

Saturday 26th August 2017 I’ve made a vow to myself that now the edits have been done, save for any tidy up work before sending it back to my agent, I’m going to take until the end of September off. Technically I’ve been in this state since the beginning of the week, but have been [...]

2017-08-27T18:54:40+00:00 August 27th, 2017|The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments