Shade Knight Book 3

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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+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Recharging Spoons – The Climb #395

Tuesday 20th February 2018 I’m feeling a lot brighter today.  After feeling low yesterday, I seem to have perked back up and have been on a bit of a high today. It was another day of media consumption today.  My friend has been watching a lot of Supernatural lately and I’ve been joining in whenever [...]

2018-02-23T21:03:29+00:00February 21st, 2018|The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

A Day Of Consuming Media – The Climb #386

Sunday 11th November 2018 Today I’ve been really bored. I still think it’ll be a number of weeks before I start writing something new, and whilst I have a short story I need to work on, I was too restless for what is a delicate bit of prose.  And given I spent some time yesterday [...]

2018-02-12T17:52:44+00:00February 12th, 2018|Games, Health, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 9th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

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+00:00February 6th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Lazy Saturday – The Climb #378

Saturday 3rd February 2018 I feel like I’ve been really lazy this week.  Whilst there are some weeks where I don’t feel like I get a lot of things done, it’s not usually due to a lack of trying. Yet, this week.  I don’t think I’ll look back at this week and see it being [...]

2018-02-05T14:44:50+00:00February 4th, 2018|Games, Health, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

The Need To Consume As A Writer – The Climb #377

Friday 2nd February 2018 If you want to be successful at anything, you pretty much have to follow the same pattern.  Whether it be in sports or creative arts or business, you need to work hard and put in years of grind (most of it unnoticed). That means sacrifice.  That means giving up some leisure [...]

2018-02-05T12:40:39+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, 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+00:00January 27th, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments