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?
In a state of flux at the moment, but I expect to get my supervisor’s feedback on my thesis prospectus draft at some point this week and everything will be about getting that done about six seconds after it arrives.
Until that arrives, I’m doing some blog posts and reading some books and working on a handful of stories.
What’s inspiring me this week?
To my considerable shame, the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film. Not because it’s any kind of great cinematic triumph – at best, it’s competent and better than the last two films – but it ends at a really interesting point and I kept thinking about the consequences of that on the way home. Somewhere along the line it became a short story idea.
What part of my project an I avoiding?
Double-checking my referencing system. UQ uses a different referencing style than I’m used to, plus there’s the addition of electronic referencing systems that weren’t really a thing back when I was last doing this. The result is a 5,000 word draft where I’m not completely confident that things are referenced correctly and I really need to sit down and manually check every single thing in my bibliography until I’ve internalised the MLA style.