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I’ve Got This In The Bag – The Climb #105

Saturday 6th May 2017 Today was a busy and productive day although it was mainly focused on preparations for Chasepalooza! My first order of business was editing The Climb for today.  I’d done the graphic yesterday so that was pretty quick to schedule, which is just as well as I had a bit of a [...]

2017-05-07T20:45:37+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Revenge Of The Fifth – The Climb #104

Friday 5th May 2017 As you know, I’ve been watching a lot of vlogs recently.  I quite like them because they’re easy content to have on in the background when you’re working on something else.  I’m also fascinated by the storytelling element of them.  Writing The Climb each day, I’ve been acutely aware that the [...]

2017-05-06T09:47:43+00:00 May 6th, 2017|The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

May The Fourth Be With You – The Climb #103

Thursday 4th May 2017 Happy Star Wars Day everyone! I spent my day still feeling a bit glum and restless from the post-novel blues.  I can rationalise my petulance.    Having returned home late last night and then had to get up early for the day job meant that I was tired most of the day, [...]

2017-05-05T09:02:46+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

I Went to Hospital – The Climb #102

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 The post-novel blues continued today.  In fact, if anything, they got a little worse.  It’s possible that health-related stress contributed to bringing me down, but I felt very despondent regarding my writing: everything I’m working towards isn’t going to happen, good things that happened were a mistake, I have a false [...]

2017-05-04T08:23:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Post-Coital Tristesse – The Climb #101

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 The trouble with finishing a long project like a novel is that I suddenly find myself with time on my hands.  And after months of conditioning myself to feel guilty whenever I procrastinate, I now find myself continuously restless because anything that’s not writing feels somehow wrong.  It's like stepping off [...]

2017-05-03T09:28:39+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Games, Geocaching, Health, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Milestones – The Climb #100

Monday 1st May 2017 By my calculations, I have written over 20,000 words this weekend.  That’s taking into account Friday’s drunken antics, Saturday’s social and Sunday’s sparring.  But at the end of it, in this the 100th edition of The Climb, I can finally say it: The first draft of book 2 is done! As [...]

2017-05-02T08:00:07+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Nearing The End – The Climb #99

Sunday 30th April 2017 Some days writing is a joy, sometimes it’s a slog and as we approach the end of this draft and I push to get it finished, today has been very firmly on the slog end of the scale. It used to be that crappy chapter drafts bothered me.  I felt that [...]

2017-05-01T09:37:34+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Hangovers and Hard Work – The Climb #98

Saturday 29th April 2017 I woke at 4am with the view that perhaps my strategy of having a ‘blow out’ before a weekend of writing was a bad one.  I drank a load of water and felt queasy for about an hour, before falling back asleep. I woke at 8am, 12 hours after I not [...]

2017-04-30T14:54:41+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

How I Write – The Climb #97

Friday 28th April 2017 As you know, I like to write each edition of The Climb at the end of the day and then edit the next day.  In the interests of full disclosure, this one was written at the start of the next day (for reasons you’ll find out). My current schedule is leaving [...]

2017-04-30T09:24:47+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Need To Change This… – The Climb #96

Thursday 27th April 2017 I dream of a day… I dream of a day when I can get more than five hours sleep before having to get up and ready for work.  I dream of an evening where upon coming back from town I have the energy to do more than just sit and procrastinate [...]

2017-04-28T09:01:15+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Genre, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments