and the new topics went up - http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/372154.html
Bonus idea - less "topic" (unless you want to go that route) and more "I wasn't into this show when I planned out the season, but now I am" in Top Chef Masters, during the final three, they have a challenge for people to come up with dishes that represent three different periods of their development: Their first food memory, where they are as a chef at the moment, and where they want to go.
So *your challenge* for this bonus idea:
What was your first experience with writing? Where do you think you are with your writing right now? Where do you want to go with it?
And/or apply that idea to your time in Idol. Where were you when you signed up? Now? Where do you want to be 9 months from now in your development?