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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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.
I’m currently working on a new job, and should that come to fruition, I may get some more time to write The Encounter Down Under. The job is 36 hours per week, just like my current one, but with an option to do 9-hour days. This would free up not only my bi-weekly daddy day with my now 1-year-old son Nathan, but provide me with another day off every fortnight.