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Creating A Big Bad For The Next Novel – The Climb #370

Friday 26th January 2018 My friend came over this evening and we had an evening of watching The Defenders on Netflix.  It was a fun evening of silliness, fart jokes and I actually really liked seeing the Netflix Marvel Universe come together  (Don’t even start me off on how excited I am for Infinity War) [...]

2018-01-27T16:52:14+00:00January 27th, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

I Gave Away My Best Idea – The Climb #369

Thursday 25th January 2018 There’s this thought when you start out as a writer that ideas are sacred, something heaven-bourne.  If you’ve not had much writing experience you can also fall into the trap of thinking an idea arrives fully realised. “Where do you get your ideas?” many authors are asked, and the answer is [...]

2018-01-27T15:25:20+00:00January 26th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Do You Even Lift, Bro? – The Climb #364

Saturday 20th January 2018 It’s funny how plans come about. For the last week I’ve been considering some new fitness goals for 2018.  In 2015 I felt my fitness was far behind everyone else I swordfight with.  I was slow, both in movement and in reaction.   2016 it was about taking my fitness to a [...]

2018-01-21T23:20:20+00:00January 21st, 2018|Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Restless – The Climb #363

Friday 19th January 2018 I’m a bad patient.  By all rights what I should be doing is enjoying the rest.  I’ve had a tough couple of weeks mentally and have no projects outstanding.  The sensible thing to do would be to rest, to gather my mental energy and just consume media ready for the next [...]

2018-01-20T16:25:47+00:00January 20th, 2018|Games, Process, Reading, The Climb, TV, 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+00:00January 14th, 2018|Health, 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+00:00January 7th, 2018|Reading, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Adventures In Brimstone – The Climb #348

Thursday 4th January 2018 As I’ve previously said, I end up buying a load of boardgames on kickstarter.   They are amazing value for money but I do end up going all in, which means I really should be playing them some more. Currently, the only time I get to play is when my friends come [...]

2018-01-06T01:48:59+00:00January 5th, 2018|Games, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

The Best Mundane Day Ever – The Climb #346

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 Sometimes it’s the little things. Today was a completely hectic day.  I was back at the day job today and there are reports that need doing, people who are off, meetings that needed dialling into.  I felt quite productive despite the stress and thought I multi-tasked well but I didn’t seem [...]

2018-01-03T10:13:32+00:00January 3rd, 2018|The Climb|0 Comments

Games Day 2017 – The Climb #341

Thursday 28th December 2017 Today was my annual games day, spent in the company of some of my oldest friends. I’ve known Nick and Simon since we volunteered in a youth charity together some 25 years ago.  It doesn’t seem that long ago… but we’ve been through a lot - good and bad - together.  [...]

2017-12-29T12:22:19+00:00December 29th, 2017|Games, The Climb|0 Comments

Party Preparations – The Climb #340

Wednesday 27th December 2017 Today was spent running around getting ready for the big games day tomorrow. I got up late, but hey, it’s Christmas so it’s allowed.  Some of the snow had disappeared but the forecast said it was going to freeze which made me worry about people travelling tomorrow. I decided to walk [...]

2017-12-29T11:51:41+00:00December 28th, 2017|Games, Health, Weather|0 Comments