Feeling Lazy – The Climb #388

Tuesday February 13th 2018 I’m feeling so lazy of late. Part of this is the finger, which just isn’t right.  I keep soaking it, and the scabs are still falling away to reveal that it’s attached at an angle.  This means round the back there’s a gap. It’s painful… best described as pins and needles, [...]

2018-02-15T12:23:50+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

Keeping A Diary – The Climb #387

Monday 12th February 2018 When I was young, I used to keep a diary.  Every night I would write about my day, as boring as it might be.  In many ways, The Climb is an extension of that, taking that documenting of a day and turning it into something very much focus on my writing [...]

2018-02-15T12:13:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Continuing The Plotting – the Climb #385

Saturday 10th February 2018 It’s a pretty lazy weekend this weekend.  Fingergeddon means I’m still not fit to fight, and being on call with the day job means I can’t really go anywhere. So I spent a part of today working on the plot for book 3. I was working primarily with Scrivener’s corkboard feature [...]

2018-02-12T17:44:10+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Process, The Climb, 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+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Genesis Of A Character – The Climb #380

Monday 5th February 2018 Today I created a new character for book 3 and I wanted to spend a little time in today’s The Climb explaining my process of how I came up with them. This character will be a personal bodyguard for the Prince.  He’ll not only keep the Prince safe but be proactive [...]

2018-02-07T00:41:27+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Starting On A New Short Story – The Climb #371

Saturday 27th January 2018 Today has been quite a hectic day.  I actually managed to get a decent night’s sleep for a change.  I was then up and about trying to get some bits for dinner tonight where a friend came over for a meal and we watched IT. However, in amongst all the chaos, [...]

2018-01-28T15:40:14+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Organising For The Year Ahead – The Climb #367

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 It always seems to take me until the end of the month to get myself in gear for the year.  My friend says that it’s the same in the gym, that the big influx of new people comes a few weeks into January rather than in the first week. Having a [...]

2018-01-24T12:16:25+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Process, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of The Offensive – The Climb #344

Sunday 31st December 2017 2017 was a funny old year.  It was my Year of the Offensive … a year for me to push myself and claim the rewards for my hard work.  As I said back then “it’s going to be a year where I happen to it rather than it happens to me”. [...]