May 1st, 2014 deadline for Senna versus Schumacher story feasible

Now that I’ve found renewed energy and enthousiasm for my Senna versus Schumacher story, I’ve even created a planning for myself and my co-author. It looks more than feasible to write the new-and-improved version of the story for release on the 20th anniversary of Senna’s death, on May 1st, 2014.

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It looks like things are working out for ‘Senna vs Schumacher’

It looks like I’m getting up to speed again in gathering my thoughts regarding a broader look at my Senna versus Schumacher story.

  1. I’m looking at taking the concept another step further than I was contemplating late last year — I wrote about that on 19 December.
  2. I’ve been in touch with a co-author. He’s rather well-known in motor racing history circles, but I’ll keep his identity to myself for now.
  3. Today I contacted the publisher I spoke with some 3 years ago. He hadn’t forgotten about my idea either, and would like to talk about it again.

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.

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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