Shade Knight Book 2

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The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

Wednesday 21st February 2018 One of the things my agent always stresses on me is the need for agency.  A character needs to be doing things, rather than have things happen to them. Whilst early drafts can be guilty of forgetting that, it’s something I do believe in enough that I apply it to my [...]

2018-02-23T20:51:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, 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

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

February Could Be A Busy Month – The Climb #376

Thursday 1st February 2018 I went back to work too early.  I’ve never been one for being off ill and so I’ll drag myself back to work as soon as possible.  But my hand really wasn’t feeling up to a day of use. Over the last day or so I’ve typed a little, I’ve played [...]

2018-02-02T19:43:42+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Games, Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|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+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Games, Process, Reading, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Calmer – The Climb #360

Tuesday 16th January 2018 I’m definitely feeling a lot better today.  I’ve been feeling a lot calmer and my anxiety has died down a lot. It’s left me feeling exhausted.  Having felt like I’ve drunk too many energy drinks the last few days, I now feel like I want to sleep.  Given that I’ve not [...]

2018-01-17T10:30:01+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Health, Movies, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Blue Monday – The Climb #359

Monday 15th January 2018 Today is supposed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.  For me, that’s certainly partly true as my anxiety has been spiking all over the place.  It’s been caused by a number of things and has just seemed to have come to a head. However, I took [...]

2018-01-17T10:20:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Health, 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