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Planning The Greatest Swordfight Ever – The Climb #42

Saturday 4th March 2017 Saturday is supposed to be my rest day but I’ve ended it feeling absolutely exhausted.  However, unlike my recent fatigue, I can squarely put this down to having an incredibly busy day. I got up and made myself a big brunch in between doing some general writing admin.  By the time [...]

2017-03-05T10:03:37+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Food, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

People Are Contradictions – The Climb #41

Friday 3rd March 2017 Today, I had a bit of an epiphany. It’s that the fact that people are, by nature, contradictions.  If they are x, then at exactly the same time they are also the polar opposite.  If they are confident, then it is because they are also terribly insecure.  If they say they [...]

2017-03-04T11:47:51+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Health, Reading, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Climb The Sky – The Climb #40

Thursday 2nd March 2017 Today was a good day that saw me get a lot of stuff done.  Not only did I make progress with the things I'm currently working on, but I kicked off one of the big side projects I wanted to start this year. As I predicted yesterday, I did not take the day off [...]

Even Fantasy Novels Need Attention To Detail – The Climb #39

Wednesday 1st March 2017 Tonight in the pub I got to rant about one of my huge bugbears as a writer. As I learned to swordfight, I became increasingly aware that the fights you see on screen look nothing like the fighting I know.  I started to spot openings, I could see the weakness in [...]

2017-03-02T11:27:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Battling On – The Climb #38

Tuesday 28th February 2017 I’ve not been feeling better fatigue-wise and so, given that I am supposed to have a follow-up hospital appointment 6 weeks after my last one 5 weeks ago, I decided to chase up where the appointment had got to.  I was hoping that it had just got lost in the post, [...]

2017-03-01T11:18:46+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Health, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Just Don’t Be A Dick – The Climb #37

Monday 27th February 2017 Today I’ve been so tired that I’ve wondered at multiple points throughout the day as to whether I am actually ill.  I was tempted to phone in sick to the day job, but didn’t and now reaching the end of the day am wondering if I should have. Whilst I had [...]

2017-02-28T11:41:20+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Turning Up – The Climb #36

Sunday 26th February 2017 Today has been fuelled by Monster energy drinks. I set my alarm early this morning so I woke up in time to go to swordfighting training.  I was very tempted to give it a miss.  After all, it’s not like I ever miss training when loads of other people do. But [...]

2017-02-27T10:19:08+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Health, Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Hungover Saturday – The Climb #35

Saturday 25th February 2017 I’m not really a great drinker any more. I’d go out and get pissed with my mates when I was in my 20's but as I’ve got older, and especially in the last year when I’ve been eating and drinking healthy, I probably have a drink once a month. Friday night… [...]

2017-02-26T22:32:01+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Fireball Friday – The Climb #34

Friday 24th February 2017 Today the day job robbed me of my mental energy. I spent most of Friday in the day job doing some training with Microsoft.  It was a great, intense 1-on-1 session but I need to write up the notes to ensure the training goes in and I can share the knowledge [...]

2017-02-25T14:10:38+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Blown Away – The Climb #33

Thursday 23rd February 2017 Today was the day of the infamous Storm Doris.  I was therefore a little disappointed to step out this morning to collect the bin I’d put out for the binmen to find it still standing upright.  Someone told me to be careful because of the winds.  I raised an eyebrow at this. [...]

2017-02-25T13:58:53+00:00 February 24th, 2017|The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments