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Happy 2015 – Let’s hope it’s productive

One of my hopes for 2015 is that I managed to get more things done, but only of things that matter.

I’m talking about more quality days with my family, more time spent with friends, more time spent improving my life and that of those I love and care for, and no more (or reduced at least) procrastinating.

I want to achieve things such as more swords in my life, forging my own knife under the tutelage of a master knife maker, more HEMA, more writing that gets published, another novel under my belt. Productivity, creativity and positivity.

Will I achieve these? I don’t know, but I’m going to give them a bloody good try. They’re not resolutions, and they’re not really going to be life changing as most NYE things are, they’re just hopes I have.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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