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? I’ve just had a incredibly productive week, courtesy of four separate write clubs in the past seven days. The novel-in-progress is quietly edging towards the end of the first act, and I’m writing a series of Magnificent Seven-esque recruitment sequences as I get a bunch of new characters on stage.
What’s inspiring me this week? Longmire, a police procedural about a Wyoming sheriff whose a throw-back and the various deputies in his department. It’s a solid show, but it’s real strength lies i taking a genre that has started to feel very familiar and recontextualizing it in a very new environment. Think CSI: MIDDLE OF GODDAMN NOWHERE.
What part of my project an I avoiding? Everything that is not writing the current draft of the new book. I owe people a bunch of emails, blog posts, and general day-to-day business stuff that I’ve fallen behind on, and I’ve been slack about rewriting things. Setting aside some time this evening to actually do some admin/redrafting stuff.