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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

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

Rearranging The Office – The Climb #379

Sunday 4th February 2018 Today I decided to tidy up my office space and create a second desk.  I’m playing games online with friends who live locally and it would be nice to be able to invite them around and have a social evening playing online together. I have a couple of old PCs, and [...]

2018-02-05T14:51:41+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Games, The Climb|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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, 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

Taking It Easy – The Climb #375

Wednesday 31st January 2018 I had intended to go back to work today but my finger was killing me this morning.  I think I must have moved around in the night and knocked it.  I don’t seem to need to do much for it to really hurt.  Just brushing it against something is enough to [...]

2018-02-01T17:51:09+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Games, Health, TV|0 Comments

The Walking Wounded – The Climb #374

Tuesday 30th January 2018 Today I hurt like someone who’d nearly chopped their finger off.  Now the shock has worn off. The hand really, really hurts. It’s not just the finger though… just trying to stretch my hand results in pain.  So typing hurts it (even if not using the finger), ALT-CTRL-DEL is next to [...]

2018-02-01T17:46:20+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Games, Health, The Climb|0 Comments

I Severed My Finger – The Climb #373

Monday 29th January 2018 For someone who fights with blades I’m not very good with sharp objects. I had a major injury today and sliced a good chunk of my finger off, nail and all. The day job was really busy this morning.  We had a major incident that took a lot of our time [...]

2018-02-01T17:40:41+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Health, The Climb|0 Comments

A Day Of Progress – The Climb #372

Sunday 28th January 2018 I have two swordfighting competitions in the next month.  They’re not for my primary weapon type (rapier & dagger) so I’m not too worried about them.  My hope is that they are a way to ease myself back into competition. First I have the English Sidesword Open.  I’m fighting single sidesword [...]

2018-01-29T23:48:33+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Movies, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments