I’ve joined Peter M. Ball’s Sunday Circle to help keep my writing on track. Follow along here or join in the fun over at Peter’s blog, Man Versus Bear.
What am I working on this week?
I’ve been flat out on my rewrite for the Ampersand Prize competition. On one of my pre-work walks this week instead of listening to my French verb drills (headphones broke) I worked through the plot points that needed to be changed to make the new version flow. Yes, I may have looked like a madwoman talking to myself as I walked but there’s nothing like walking for creativity to get the ideas flowing. By the end of the 45 minutes I had all the changes planned out and ready to write. The last couple of days I’ve been using the pomodoro method (45 minutes writing, 15 minutes break) to stay focused and everything is going according to plan.
What’s inspiring me this week?
I was hoping to be inspired by re-watching Moonrise Kingdom, one of my favourite Wes Anderson films (actually, all of his films are my favourite) but for some reason SBS have neglected to put the movie on their On Demand channel. So instead I opted for watching a documentary about a tennis match between Billie-Jean King and an old guy called Bobby Riggs. It doesn’t sound that interesting but it was a fascinating look into the women’s movement of the 1970s, and in particular the women tennis players’ fight to be recognised (and paid) on equal terms with their male counterparts. At only 1 hour 15 minutes Battle of the Sexes is a short doco, and well worth a look.
What part of my project am I avoiding this week?
Nothing. Everything is on track. All I need is more hours in the day.