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 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? The Gothic YA rewrite is under way and is…odd. I had forgotten how messy the first few chapters were, when I was still struggling to figure out what was going on, and the narrative voice has ended up being very self-consciously authorial.
What’s inspiring me this week? I watched Rian Johnson’s Brick (2005), which is incredible and really helped untangle some plot problems I had with an old, old project by laying out the noir tropes in a different context. The really inspiring thing for the last week has been watching through Every Frame a Painting, which I raved about in a blog post of its own last week.
What part of my project an I avoiding? I put a huge kink in my year of data tracking plans by going back to notebooks for first-draft purposes a few days before New Year, and I’ve really been dragging my feet in finalizing the the spreadsheet I plan on using for the year. Mostly this is because I now need to make adjustments and figure out how to cover the stuff that isn’t going to be automatically handled by RescueTime