Well, it’s here. Not just Sunday, where I ask all my fellow creative-types about their goals and inspirations for the coming week, but the holiday season where getting stuff done around the parties and family gatherings becomes a monolithic task.
Personally, my war on Christmas is all about carving out writing time amid the goddamn chaos.
If you’re doing the same, feel free to check in with the Sunday Circle. 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 week two (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? Ended up just shy of 14 hours of writing last week, according to Rescue Time, but the opening chapters of Space Marines: Pew! Pew! Pew! are starting to take form. I’ll be spending the next week is rewriting the first chapter, which is in the wrong tense at present, and finishing chapter two. Aiming for another 14 hours of writing, but quietly hoping I can get it to twenty given that I’ve now begun a month away from the day-job.
What’s inspiring me this week? I finally sat down and rewatched the Doom movie staring the Rock and , which I love in all sorts of ways that have nothing to do with quality. I’m trying to work out what it is that I like about space marine movies even when they’re awful, so I can try and capture it in my writing.
What part of my project an I avoiding? Figuring out a structure for my day that works during the holidays. I had a really good run of getting my daily word-count in over the last week – frequently breezing past the two hour mark – but the moment we wrapped up the day-job for the year I went into a kind of endless procrastination that involved doing no work whatsoever (not just writing – I’m also avoiding laundry, cooking, and finalizing my Christmas shopping).
I am at my worse when I have time for things. This will make the next month dangerous.