New job, new energy, more writing?

My new job has indeed come to fruition. Starting on October 1st, I’ll be working as an interactive media consultant at the Evangelische Omroep, a Dutch Christian TV and radio broadcaster.

Doing some more writing…

I hope to find new energy in working at the EO, and find (or rather make) the time to get back into writing The Encounter Down Under. In principle, I would like to continue on the path I’ve chosen: a free e-book of which I’ve written part I and the first half of part II. My progress up to now dictates that I start on the Canadian Grand Prix on which I had finished research last Spring.

Get in touch with publisher again

On the other hand I would also like to get in touch again with the publisher I corresponded with, in February and March of this year, to see whether my alternate set-up has any potential to turn into a proper book.

I’ll keep you posted on this new blog location. Feel free to comment or ask questions: I’m happy to answer any of them.

Contemplating on an ultra-short version of my story

Yesterday, I came up with a fresh idea. I’m contemplating on writing an ultra-short version of The Encounter Down Under which covers the entire story, just without all the details. This might yet be an interesting read, and serve as a basis on which to work on the longer version of the Senna versus Schumacher story.

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. 😉

Outline for book concept submitted to publisher

The last 4 to 5 weeks I worked on an outline for a book of my Senna versus Schumacher story. I won’t give too much away just yet, but it involves 6 fictional characters that are, in one way or another, involved in the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

I submitted the outline to the publisher last week, but he’s on holiday now. So I hope to hear from him early April, and talk to him about how to move forward from this. I’ll keep you posted!

Discussed my book with a potential publisher

Late January, I discussed my book, The Encounter Down Under, with a potential publisher. I contacted him through a mutual acquaintance at LinkedIn — actually, there were two steps between him and me — and we met at his office in Amsterdam. He had read part I of the Senna versus Schumacher story and liked the what-if concept of my book.

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