The Sunday Circle: What Are You Working On This Week?

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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?

Still running through the mix of projects this week.Both Project Beeman and Project Red are in the final neck this week and next, and I have to keep reminding myself that the final scenes never feel right on a first draft because they’re victim of all the problems in the earlier drafts. This means one of the big task that’s occupying my attention is fleshing out Project Beeman and doing some corrective rewrites on a bunch of scenes that are using the wrong POV or simply don’t work after the story changed around them.

What’s inspiring me this week?

I spent some quality time being introduced to The Tudors this week, where I spent a lot of time failing to recognise Henry Cavill and basically being surprised at the number of people who went on to be more recognisable in other things. It has had the unexpected consequence of getting me looking at a lot of the history, winding back to the War of the Roses for the additional context it provides.

What action do I need to take?

I’ve got three emails that really need to be sent that keep getting put off and about 500 words of copy, all of which advancing Project Countdown to the point where it hits the pointy end.

  2 comments for “The Sunday Circle: What Are You Working On This Week?

  1. 17/09/2017 at 11:15 AM

    Peter: do you have a sense of where the evasion is coming from with the emails?

    Also, don’t forget to lemme know when your guerrilla warfare rabbit hole is done – I’d love to see your reading list!

  2. 17/09/2017 at 11:38 AM

    What am I working on this week?
    Last week was PANTS thanks to conjunctivitis. This week I’m taking a few critical steps forward with the Tentpole Animated Series Project, doing prep for the two PAX panels I’m now confirmed on, and pushing tax return stuff forward. Also working on the survival job this week.

    What’s inspiring me this week?
    We’ve started watching through Expanse Season 2, however slowly. It’s great to be watching a show that uses every moment available to such utility, and has a cast doing such great work with the moments they have. Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala is getting some great shots where we get keyed in to her mental gears turning trying to see who’s creating the chaos she’s responding to.

    I’m REALLY hoping to get to Black Rider at the Malthouse this week too, because SUPERNATURAL WESTERN.

    What action do I really need to take?
    Closing out tax return work in order to enable some options at the moment that require cash investment.

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