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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

Bucklerthon – The Climb #301

Saturday 18th November 2017 To be honest, I went to support my students. I really wasn’t in the mood to fight today.  My thoughts were elsewhere, I was worried about taking another hit on my right thigh (which is still purple from Wessex Reading last month).  But for people I’ve trained for the best part [...]

2017-11-19T16:15:48+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

One Year Later – The Climb #300

Friday 17th November 2017 Tomorrow I have another tournament.  This time it’s Bucklerthon, the event where just a year ago I won my first medal. Back in the summer of 2016 I was very frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a good 6 months of additional training with the aim of seeing some improvement [...]

2017-11-18T23:17:11+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Social Butterfly – The Climb #298

Wednesday 15th November 2017 Friends have been moaning me about our annual board games meetup.  Every year for the last few years since I got my own house I have my friends come over for the day and we play boardgames.  Each year there’s a different game.  The first year it was Shadows of Brimstone, [...]

2017-11-16T19:22:50+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Local Friends – The Climb #297

Tuesday 14th November 2017 I’m a bit annoyed. I went out this morning to try the car again and yes, it’s making the same judder.  I’d hoped that  letting the engine cool overnight might have cleared the issue, but alas. Which means it now needs a potential expensive garage visit.  On the plus side, I [...]

2017-11-16T19:23:30+00:00 November 15th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Car Troubles – The Climb #296

Monday 13th November 2017 So just what I didn’t need… the car has started playing up. I went to training tonight and getting into the car afterwards I noticed that the engine management light was on and the car was juddering when accelerating.    Seeing as I only just got the car serviced it was unlikely [...]

2017-11-14T23:53:53+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Time For Friends – The Climb #295

Sunday 12th November 2017 Today has been a day for friends.  Given how hectic the last few months have been it’s been pretty good to unwind. Sparring was in Reading today and whilst not so much of a journey, it still ate up a large part of my day.  After a decent breakfast, I loaded [...]

2017-11-13T16:46:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments