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 made so little progress on last week’s goals that they’re basically carrying over. This week is all about refining a short story and doing a rewrite of another.
What’s inspiring me this week?
I’m not a huge fan of Helen Garner’s fiction, but I’ve been reading through her recent essay collection, Everywhere I Look, and it is pretty damn phenomenal. I have an unreasonable affection for a good personal essay, and this one is packed with great essays that tackle topics near and dear to my heart (creativity, sense of place)
What part of my project an I avoiding?
I had something like fourteen straight days of going out and interacting with people, which has pretty much destroyed my work routines and ground me to a halt in terms of making progress. Time to start setting the early morning alarms and figuring out how I move things forward.