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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The outlook for the coming weeks and months

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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