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 have a week off work and a new set of antidepressants that seem to avoid all the side-effects of the last meds, so this week is all about higher-than-normal social times, cleaning my house, and getting a fracking short story done. I’ve given myself a deadline of July 31 to get two stories out and into submission.
What’s inspiring me this week?
I re-read Georgette Heyer’s Venitia for book club this week, and it was a curious experience. I’ve read the book twice before, and I love it dearly, but there is a peculiarity to the structure that means I never really remember much about the book until I’m three-quarters of the way through.
There’s also something very particular about the way Heyer constructs endings which fascinates me. She writes slow-paced books in many respects, setting up extraordinary amounts of chaos that comes together in the last few pages and just rush you through resolutions at high speed. It’s brilliant, and confounding.
What part of my project an I avoiding?
I have skated through the last seven days without a proper weekly plan, or daily plan, and it’s starting to show. I have not quite dissolved into a cloud of butterflies and dissipated on the breeze, but I am very, very close. Will have to do some proper thinking about what needs to be done, and when, before today is over.