“Where have you been Fredrik?!”
“Well I don’t know… hiding in your closet?”
No, not really. I have been busy editing (and revising) Project 2. I am currently 3/4 through the novel. It should be ready around Thursday – Friday. Once I’m done editing I’ll send it to some friends who will read it and give feedback. While my friends read through the draft I’ll resume Project 1 and finish it.
But that’s not all I’ve been doing. Christmas and New Year’s were really busy and straight after the holidays I never seemed to have any spare time. Just last weekend I had friends over Friday to Monday. They’re coming back this Friday as well. Heck, I haven’t even shaved in almost a month! Meanwhile I’ll provide a picture of me (to the left) and a friend( to the right) from New Years! Enjoy.
If you wonder why I don’t update the site as often as I should it’s because this is what I’ve been doing. Disco dancing – with style!
Fun fact: I actually wrote a New Year’s poem to publish here to celebrate the new year. Guess that’ll have to come later on.
In the meantime I’ll go on to mention that I have received my second “Versatile Blogger Award” by Literarydormouse. To read more about the Versatile Blogger Award go to my old post by licking here. Thank you so much for nominating me! Please check out Literarydormouse’s blog!
I also received a “7×7 Blogger award” by pointsthruprose. This is my first time around getting this award. Thank you so much! So now I have to share some general things about myself, nominate 7 posts on my site I think should be read, and then nominate 7 more bloggers for the award.
Most things about myself can be found in my Biography page. So instead I’ll put 7 random facts about myself which I hope you find interesting.
- I moved out from my parent’s home when I was 15.
- My first (still unfinished) novel (Project 1) is largely based on real life events.
- I sometimes brew coffee only to realise hours later that I forgot to drink it. Like now!
- I listen to all kinds of music. Really. But I prefer orchestrated songs and symphonic metal.
- I restarted my Playstation when Aeris (/Aerith) died because I thought I did something wrong. (If you get this one I’ll be happy).
- I once slapped my friend because we were arguing about the rules for Magic: The Gathering. I was right and he was wrong. He refused to budge so I slapped him. He silenced for a minute. When he spoke again I slapped him once more. He silenced for a good day or two.
- I often felt studying Creative Writing at University was a waste of time. It was not until third year I felt it actually gave something.
Now for the seven posts I urge you yo read!
- Oceansoul – A short poem. It is very beautiful and can be interpreted in so many ways. I am proud of it.
- Roots of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Transhumanism – An interesting posts about a possible future, much like the Human 2.0 documentary. If you haven’t played the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution you should at least read this post.
- Another morning – A poem about one’s longing for love I think many can relate to. It’s about being alien to one’s own world, one’s life, and oneself. It speaks for itself. A must read if you ask me.
- Dead Lover’s Scribbles – I have to confess, it’s not one of my greatest pieces. I can think of many more to put on this list instead but I think not many of you actually read it (because it’s very long). If you do have the time, please read it, reflect on it, and come back and comment on it. I would love to hear your input!
- My treasured friend – The poem in itself is not that great but there’s a hidden message in it. A message it seems no one actually found (which surprises me). Go back, read it, and see if you can find it! Once you do it adds a whole other dimension to the poem. (HINT: I have used the same technique in many other poems on this site. I have extra lines and hidden meanings in many pieces I write. The man in white is one example).
- Come – A short yet powerful poem. It means a lot to me because it is an expression of a situation I found myself in many years back.
- The Road – This poem was inspired by the novel of the same name, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, which is, according to me, the best piece of literature ever written. But that is not all. The narrator of this poem is actually the protagonist for my novel (Project 2) which was inspired by, you guessed it, The Road!.
Now for nominations. I said, already after received the Leibster blog award, that I would not pass on awards such as this before. Yet I did so when I received the Versatile blogger award the first time. What I’ll do now instead is link a few blogs that I think you should read. Then they can pick up the 7×7 award if they want – if they haven’t received it earlier, of course.
- Espressivo – This blog has a lot of interesting texts, both blog posts, poems, and prose. She updates the blog frequently (unlike me). You should pay her a visit!
- Ben Naga – This person has a lot of interesting posts! Not only poetry but also philosophical posts relating to politics and so on. Please go on and read!
- A regular pakistani teenager – This is very different than most blogs you find at wordpress. His work is easy to digest yet provoking and wonderfully made.
- Will of Heart – Nice collection of high quality poetry here. Well worth the read!
- Douryeh – Lots of short poems. This blog is updated frequently and the many short poems makes it easy to just pass by every now and then and read a few. The best of all – they are all very good!
- 4am Writer – I have written about her before (like many other blogs in this post). It is a very interesting blog with longer entries reflecting on how it is to be an author and how it is to write.
- Sodstar – A true versatile blogger. Here’s everything from prose, poetry, to more personalised entries that truly makes you want to come back for more!
– F H Hakansson