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 am, slowly, starting to inch my way back into a regular routine again after the weirdness of the last few weeks. Unfortunately, this hasn’t come with anything beginning to approach the level of focus I’m used to, so my attention is now split between Float and a half-dozen short-story projects on any given day.
And so, part of my job for the coming week is to sit down and figure out why I’m reluctant to move forward on the novella and punch into the second act.
What’s inspiring me this week?
I’ve been making a concerted effort to put less film and TV in this section, but despite reading five or six books this week, the most inspiring thing I’ve seen has been the first seasons of the Mr Robot TV series. It’s a show that wears its influences a little too heavily – though it goes out of its way to acknowledge them – but the acting is top-notch and its one of the few shows that seems to be figuring out how to represent hacking on screen without devolving into metaphor.
What part of my project an I avoiding?
My biggest flaw for the last week has been actually sitting down and opening the file for Float. My suspicion, having just done so, is that I am stuck on the two scenes that end the first act, since they’re both stock hardboiled/noir scenes that haven’t yet evolved into something interesting and I haven’t had the capacity to figure out what needs to be done.