• Writing

    CHS – The Angle

    The other day a friend forwarded a song to me, U2’s “Getting out of your own way”. This spoke to me with capital letters. So I listen to it back to back for a while, before I started to play other U2 songs I haven’t listened to in years. One of them was “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” and it struck me; I still haven’t found the angle of the book I’m looking for. I haven’t even decided who I write for, who the readers would be. When I wrote my first book, Unconditionally, I didn’t even think of this. The book wrote itself more or less.…

  • Writing

    The Danger of Diving in too Deep

    Recently, I took up an old hobby of mine, riding, and after, or maybe during, the first lesson the alarm clocks started chiming. Intensely. With the same intensity, my already overloaded brain started to figure out how life would look like if I let the horses back into my life again. Ideas started popping while I sat on the horse and tried to focus on how to land both sitting bones in the saddle. I’d been away from riding for six years, and horses in general for about four. For a reason. Now, I was back in the saddle and all my dreams came rushing back to me with such power that…

  • Writing

    Life

    You have a plan, you are determined to stick to the plan. You even tell yourself that the plan you made is far from being at the level of productivity that you know you can execute. Almost on the verge of being a joke. You start out, ambitiously and arrogant. No sweat following up on this plan. And BOOM out of nowhere life gets in the way. And the plan you’d made was distorted. Even with bars as low as can be, you can’t meet the planned activity. This happened to me. This happens to me all the time with my writing. Maybe I need to make a new plan…