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Taking Feedback On A Draft – The Climb #383

Thursday 8th February 2018 Today I met up with Kate to discuss her beta read of book 2. I spent the morning going over her detailed notes and making notes of my own. When reading feedback from a beta reader, there’s a filter you have to put over it.  Just because one reader might have [...]

2018-02-10T01:32:25+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

Great Books Need A Lot Of Work – The Climb #381

Tuesday 6th February 2018 There’s this deluded hope you have as a writer.  It’s that, one day, you’ll be good enough that your first draft of a story won’t need any work.  That it’ll go to a beta reader, an editor or agent and they’ll tell you it’s perfect. That doesn’t happen.  It never happens.  [...]

2018-02-08T17:57:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Anxiety And Edits – The Climb #358

Sunday 14th January 2018 I feel terrible.  I was unable to sleep last night due to my racing mind and then when I did, I ended up waking up a few hours later. I’m at that stage where I just need to rest and keep my mind occupied.  The moment I’m left to my thoughts, [...]

2018-01-15T17:09:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Racing To The End – The Climb #357

Saturday 13th January 2018 I’ve not really been in the mood to be sociable today.  A combination of factors have sent my anxiety sky high and it was only as I prepare to go to bed that I realise that  I’ve been having an anxiety attack for the past three days. I’ve been trying to [...]

2018-01-15T02:28:27+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Diversionary Tactics – The Climb #356

Friday 12th January 2018 I could talk today about my sadness, about how parts of my life I keep out of The Climb have become complex and difficult.  Instead,  I will just say that I live a normal human life with all the ups and heartbreaks and I’m not sure where in it’s arc that [...]

2018-01-15T01:30:15+00:00 January 13th, 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+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Evolution Of The Magic – The Climb #352

Monday 8th January 2018 Achieving anything worthwhile is hard.  It takes a lot of work and persistence.  There are days when you feel super-motivated, and there are days when your confidence is knocked. Publishing is a great example.  You have to believe that you have a great book in you.  You need that supreme confidence [...]

2018-01-09T13:44:18+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Making Priorities – The Climb #351

Sunday 7th January 2018 Today was the first time I needed to think about my priorities. 2018 is my year of priorities, it’s about ensuring that as I get busier that I focus on the important things and don’t worry so much about the minor stuff. And today there was a hard choice to be [...]

2018-01-08T12:10:39+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Cooking And Editing – The Climb #350

Saturday 6th January 2018 It’s been a bit of a hectic day today. It seems like it’s been ages since I had a free weekend.  There always seems to be some event on, or on call work with the day job, or a tournament or the like.  I have sparring tomorrow but given that it’s [...]

2018-01-08T02:04:31+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Reading, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Self-Care Day – The Climb #315

Saturday 2nd December 2017 Today was a self-care day. This last week has been absolutely brutal.  It feels like everything I’ve touched has gone to horseshit, whether it be swordfighting, writing, relationships or the day job.  Overall, things are going well enough for me to realise this is just a bad week rather than get [...]

2017-12-03T17:30:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, Movies, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments