It is now late September 2011 and almost 4 years since I started work on my Senna versus Schumacher story. In the mean time I’ve become a father… twice, changed jobs… twice, and joined my church board as vice-chairman and later chairman… and quit, last month. Primarily the latter should give me more time to get back to writing ‘The Encounter Down Under’.
What’s my plan?
- First of all, I’d like to come up with some sort of plan to assign, e.g., one night per week and perhaps every other Sunday afternoon as well, to work on the story.
- Second, I’ll re-read all my work up to the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix, which is halfway through part II of Encounter, and make any (small) changes and correct errors where needed.
- And third, I’d like to give the concept that I’ve chosen in the summer of 2007 — i.e. writing a free e-book — as well as the talk I had in February of 2009 with a publisher — this was for a Dutch-language version of the story, although the publisher was critical of the way I’d been writing up to that point — a good thought, too.
So, I’m not sure you’ll see any new work appear on the site any time soon. But I’ll re-start keeping you updated on what I’m working on, even though it may not yet be the writing itself.
Any questions or remarks? I’m more than happy to receive them and reply to them. Just leave a comment.
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As promised, I uploaded the Canadian Grand Prix chapter — for now the final chapter of my work. I hope you’ll enjoy it; if so, feel free to let me know.
Part II, Chapter 7: Canada
As promised, here’s another short excerpt from the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix chapter.
Approaching half distance of the Canadian Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Alesi pitted from third place on lap 31, leaving his position to Hill. The Briton stopped for fuel and fresh tyres two laps later, but stayed ahead of the Frenchman when returning to the track. On lap 34 Senna also stopped, handing Schumacher a massive lead of almost 40 seconds. His team’s strategy put the German spot on for victory: his one and only pit stop coming in lap 40 of 69.
Tell me what you think. Any comments are welcome.
Another chapter finished: I wrote the race review of the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix for The Encounter Down Under, today, and added race results and Championship standings. I’ll re-read the whole chapter this week, making ajustments where necessary, and adding some aftermath information. for which I’ll do some additional research.
Oh, and you may expect another excerpt, too.
Those daddy days are busy days, I have to say. Plus, I did some other things besides being with my son Nathan. And sadly that wasn’t too much writing on my Senna versus Schumacher story. However, I have planned to do some more writing this Sunday, say from 14.00 to 16.00 hours, in stead of watchting a Grand Prix.