The Sunday Circle is the weekly check-in where I ask the creative-types who follow this blog to weigh in about their goals, inspirations, and challenges for the coming week. The logic behind it can be found here. Want to be involved? It’s easy – just answer three questions in the comments or on your own blog (with a link in the comments here, so that everyone can find them).
After that, throw some thoughts around about other people’s projects, ask questions if you’re so inclined. Be supportive above all.
Then show up again next Sunday when the circle updates next, letting us know how you did on your weekly project and what you’ve got coming down the pipe in the coming week (if you’d like to part of the circle, without subscribing to the rest of the blog, you can sign-up for reminders via email here).
What am I working on this week?
Trying to shore up the first two sequences of the no-longer-a-werewolf-detective novella. It’s a good four or five scenes altogether, which should make up the first two chapters of the novella.
What’s inspiring me this week?
I’ve been re-reading a whole bunch of Roland Barthes’ this week, including a very lazy Saturday spent revisiting A Lover’s Discourse and Mythologies. The former is one of two books filled with dense semiotic theory that I will also sit down and read for the poetry of what’s being said; Barthes does, on occasion, break out some lovely passages.
What part of my project an I avoiding?
I have hit a tricky part on a short-story rewrite, where I’m doing a scene which is weird mostly-psychic-hallucinations. At some point this week I need to sit down and figure out how to make that scene work.