Getting back into the habit

I’ve recently quit my chairman duties in my church’s council. This gives me a lot of more time on my hands. And despite my wife being pregnant with our second child — due late July — I expect to get back into the habit of writing my Senna versus Schumacher story. I’ll keep you posted.

Work on Senna vs Schumacher book pauzed

As of today, Monday, March 1st, the year of Our Lord 2010, I am officially no longer working on ‘The Encounter Down Under, an alternative version of the 1994 Formula One season’.

Confirming what’s already a fact of life

That saddens me, in a way, but it confirms what has been a fact of life for several months. Work on the Senna versus Schumacher story is postponed until further notice. Guesstimating for how long: 2 years sounds reasonable, and I’ll see how things are by then.

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Terrible, just terrible…

… that I don’t seem to be able to find the time to write my Senna versus Schumacher story. I haven’t given it too much priority of late — or rather, at all, in 2009 — due to all kinds of commitments in my personal life, work and church-related voluntary work.

So, sadly I haven’t done very much research on the 1994 French Grand Prix, let alone write the chapter. Realistically speaking, I won’t finish it in December, either, so I’ll have to aim for January at the earliest.

Time to face the music

While striking another month off the calendar, and even the 15th Aniversary of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna’s death passing, I haven’t found a single hour to work on my book. I’ve been very busy with many, many other activities which require as much priority as attention, so I believe it’s time for me to face the music:

  • I won’t be working on The Encounter Down Under, at least until the end of Summer.

That saddens me, because I’ve had a great time coming up with ideas, doing research, and writing my Senna versus Schumacher story. It’s just a matter of first things first for me, and I hope to be able to dedicate some more time to my story, either in its original form or as a prober book, from September or October.

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Oh, how little time…

Sadly, I’ve had precious little time to work on my book, lately. I’ve been busy with family matters, church matters, Easter et cetera. I have received a reply from the potential publisher on the alternative idea for my Senna versus Schumacher story, however… although I haven’t had the time to look into that properly.

I hope to find some free time either this weekend or next week… and as always, I’ll keep you posted.

Edit: I see, now, that my last post was as far back as mid-March. I’m deeply ashamed. 😉