Today is my birthday which means I have a perfectly good reason to sit back, relax, and do nothing for 24h. But I won’t – because I have things to do. After reading a bit of Atlas Shrugged (what an incredible novel) I went back to editing Project 1. Now, that I have done so, I figured it was time to write a small update here. I don’t have much to say, really, since I haven’t done anything today besides working and eating cake (my girlfriend made me a wonderful cake with dinosaurs on it!). Draft 2 of Project 1 should be done, hopefully, at the end of October or early November. I’ll then revise it one more time before sending draft 3 to my beta readers.
I also have an idea for future posts on this site. After listening to countless of concept albums with rather poetic lyrics and well-crafted storytelling, such as Ayreon’s The Final Experiment, 01011001, and Kamelot’s The Dark Halo, I’d like to tell a continuous story through poetry as well. I only have rough ideas as to how the story will pan out but I figured that the full idea won’t come to me unless I start so I’ll most likely do that soon. I also have a few short stories I haven’t published here yet that might come up. We’ll have to see about that later. For now I’ll go back to enjoying my birthday and hopefully get an hour of “me-time” before bed.
It is quite interesting when I think about it – how music has replaced oral poetry. I should probably write an entry about that some day. Do you ever listen to concept albums with a story told through one or more albums?
This is me early morning when I got birthday breakfast-in-bed.
– F H Hakansson