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The Difficult Second Album – The Climb #328

Friday 15th December 2017 If watching Star Wars has done anything for me, it’s that it’s got me thinking more about the Shade Knight books. I think one of my stresses regarding book 2 is making it as good as the first book.  I’ve often described Black as Knight as Batman Year One.  It’s the [...]

2017-12-17T23:33:19+00:00 December 16th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Snowgeddon – The Climb #323

Sunday 10th December 2017 Today was a rest day. After yesterday’s tournament disappointment I’d already decided that even if there was sparring today I wouldn’t be going.  Just as well really as I woke up to a couple of inches of snow. I got woken by Kate messaging me some writing support.  I didn’t mind, [...]

2017-12-12T02:03:56+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, 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

Losing My Mojo – The Climb #311

Tuesday 28th November 2017 I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that my current malaise is due to the change of season.  A number of people I’ve spoken to in the last week or so have said that they feel a bit sluggish coupled with a feeling of not wanting to be bothered. Mine seems to [...]

2017-12-01T01:40:34+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Feeling A Little Flat – The Climb #310

Monday 27th November 2017 I keep reminding myself that tournaments take it out of me.  The worry, the focus, the physical exertion… it all adds up and I’m learning that for a week to ten days afterwards I’m a little flat. Life is excellent at the moment.  Overall, things are going brilliantly.  Whilst the day [...]

2017-11-29T00:10:58+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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

Exhausted & Lethargic – The Climb #293

Friday 10th November 2017 This has seemed like a long week.  I still feel exhausted after Swordfish. Whilst I’ve been getting the normal amount of sleep I’m not feeling refreshed when I wake up.  I have a tiredness that goes beyond pure sleep and I’ve been feeling drained all week.   Infact it goes back all [...]

2017-11-11T23:33:16+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments