back on earth

I’ve handed in my manuscript! YES, I’m finally ready! Never before I’ve been working so long on one story, but it was necessary because of all the distractions. I need a deep concentration to write, which I finally got and I’m very happy with the result. It’s a bittersweet story and it will be launched coming spring.

To create this story I did a research in retirement communities in Florida. The report of this absolute weird trip you can read on the site of the Dutch Foundation of Literature.

In three weeks my next project starts. Of course it has to be the opposite of my last story. I fly to South America. The coming months I’ll do research in the empty, rough and wild Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world. There I’ll uncover the first seeds of my new story.

I know I’ve neglected my weblog and twitter totally the last half year. I just didn’t had time for it or space in my mind. But I’ll pick it up again, so that you can follow my travel into the wild.

Also my collection of ugly plastic chairs grew. Here are some I didn’t publish yet.