This post is again for the Sunday Circle, an initiative of Peter M Ball (see here). I work every Sunday, but I sometimes don’t post the Sunday Circle, simply because with limited time, working on a project is preferable to posting a blog. But I do it when I can.

What am I working on this week?

I’m continuing to work on my PhD project. I’ve been having real trouble not trying to let the academic side push the creative projects into directions it wasn’t meant to go. I have an opening, and the characters, but I need to go back and do some development before I go further (see next section) so that’s what I’m doing today.

What’s inspiring me this week?

I’ve been reading How to write science fiction and fantasy by Orson Scott Card. It’s reminding me of all the things I’m being lazy with in my world development. I also finished this week Fear the sky by Stephen Moss which was surprisingly rollicking sci-fi thriller.

What part of my project am I avoiding?

All the backstory stuff, which is why I have to look at it today.


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