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Missing That Fire – The Climb #232

Sunday 10th September 2017 OK, I’m so ready for my writing vacation to be over.  I’ve been so bored this evening, not knowing what to do with myself.  At least some friends have been in the eyewall of Hurricane Irma so Facebook has been entertaining if nothing else. In less than a week I have [...]

2017-09-11T12:20:46+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Turning Art Into A Profession – The Climb #231

Saturday 9th September 2017 Today was a gaming day.  Given I have to be up early on Sundays and that I’m often behind on sleep come the end of the week I like to try and get a lay in on Saturday.  It rarely goes beyond 9am no matter how hard I try. I got [...]

2017-09-10T17:02:26+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Games, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Time Is The Enemy – The Climb #230

Friday 8th September 2017 It’s tempting to think that whilst I’m sat here playing World of Warcraft and tracking friends who are chasing Hurricane Irma, that nothing is going on with the writing career. But the fact is that whilst I try and recharge, the manuscript is currently with my agent.  I got an update [...]

2017-09-09T11:27:41+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Games, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Levelling Up – The Climb #229

Thursday 7th September 2017 This evening was spent going over the new draft of my friend’s short story.  I realise this is why I don’t offer to beta novels, as just a 4000 word story took me about 4 hours, which is quicker than the last time I read it. Still, given how many hours [...]

2017-09-08T15:29:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Developing A Thicker Skin As A Writer – The Climb #228

Wednesday 6th September 2017 Well my friend replied to my email with the comments on her story, so she’s still speaking to me.    But in a few IMs she did raise a good point.  How do you develop a thick skin when it comes to someone critiquing your story?  You should blog about it, she [...]

2017-09-08T15:25:36+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Guild Master – The Climb #227

Tuesday 5th September 2017 So I appear to have a new World of Warcraft guild.  And by that I don’t mean I’ve joined a new guild. You see, I joined my guild back in the days of Wrath of the Lich King when Ulduar was the current raid.  We had some great times, including 9-manning [...]

2017-09-06T11:37:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb|0 Comments

Keeping Busy – The Climb #226

Monday 4th September 2017 The day job definitely seems to be the source of my current spate of stress.  I’m still not exactly sure why though. I actually wondered whether I should be starting another writing project just to take my mind off things.  Perhaps this stress is all generated by the fact I have [...]

2017-09-05T12:18:01+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Games, Health, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

Fighting Fitter – The Climb #225

Sunday 3rd September 2017 After a few days of mystery stress, I felt something approaching normal today.  I do feel like I’ve got a bit of a chill, so perhaps I have a touch of something.  It’s also possible that this is a result rather than a cause. Either way, whilst I’ve felt touches of [...]

2017-09-04T12:18:46+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Mystery Stress – The Climb #224

Saturday 2nd September 2017 I’ve been unable to figure out why but today I have been feeling so unbelievably stressed. The best way I can describe it is as if someone had turned the stress tap on and I couldn’t stop the flood.  What’s weird though, is that I’m unable to conclude what it is [...]

2017-09-04T00:24:57+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Stress Monkey – The Climb #223

Friday 1st September 2017 As a writer you dream of a day when you might land a big publishing deal and be able to write fulltime.  You imagine the freedom of being able to write when and where you want. The downside of that dream is that as the possibility of getting a deal becomes [...]

2017-09-03T01:41:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments