May 28th, 2012

Idol8 wheel

Topic - Week 29

Idol may pause, but it jumps back up, grabs a couple of the nearest people by their throats and drags them, screaming, to next week!

Which means there are new topics.

Four different topics. You pick ONE to write.

Simple, right? *waits for you to nod* Glad you agree.

Gobsmacked, Disappear, Appropriation, Leviathan

are your choices. Let me know which one you are picking when you link them.

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Thursday, May 31st at 7pm EDT

Have fun!

Work Room - Week 29

The new topics are up.

Which one are you going to choose? Why? What do you think you will be able to do with it that you don't think you can with the others?

One of the biggest surprises for me (other than the storm) last week was in saying "Bring Your A-Game" some people seemed upset that they had to "bring their A-game" yet ANOTHER week, as if they shoudn't be doing their best every single week. Everyone has bad/tough weeks. But doing your best work every week should be the norm, not a special event!

Another head scratcher was that, it felt like people reverted to bad habits we haven't seen since early in the competition. The main one being trying to fit the words in the topic into the piece. Trust me, if you can deliver on the piece you want, people are smart enough to figure out the connection. If they can't, without resorting to beating them over the head with it, chances are you need to get a second look at the piece, stare at it from the side and see what it is that you need to change.

I believe that every one in this competition has the chance to shine. But not if you trip over your own heels. I know what pressure can do to a person. But hopefully those surprise days off to rest will come in handy, to recharge you for the march to the finish!