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Nickie
10-04-2010, 09:07 AM
Zitten er nog andere Vlamingen op dit forum? Ik ben van Dendermonde, de Ros Beiaardstad. Woon er al heel m'n leven;


Nickie

Qbynewbie
10-04-2010, 09:16 AM
I am not Flemish but does it help if I like Jacques Brel? :D

Nickie
10-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Jaques Brel was not Flemish, he spoke French. I've nothing against French, let it be clear, but here in Flanders we don't often have to talk it. I don't feel at home in a town like Brussels, and prefer Antwerp or Ghent to it. To be honest, I wouldn't mind either that Flanders became an independent country, and Wallony and Brussels other counties.


Nickie

Qbynewbie
10-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Nickie,

I know that Brel spoke French and lived part of his life in Paris. But he was actually of Flemish descent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Brel

I don't claim to be knowledgeable about the struggles going on in your country, but I am aware of the conflict. If I recall correctly, Brussels itself is one of the sticking points. But enough about politics!

I hope you find some Flemish folks to converse with. :)

SaraP
12-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Wink wink (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5560889&postcount=103). :D

jjwolfe
12-03-2010, 08:00 PM
Hoi,

Kom eigenlijk uit Nederland, maar woon al 38 jaar in Belgie. Telt dat ook mee?

JJ

SaraP
12-03-2010, 08:09 PM
Welcome to AW and the International District, JJ. :welcome:

Nickie
12-03-2010, 10:28 PM
Waar woon je nu, JJ?


Nickie

sageness
10-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Hi Everyone!

I didn't see a Belgium tread here. I'm a 30 year old Australian woman living in Gent Belgium. Wondering if anyone else is from my area?

Friendly Frog
10-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Hi there! :welcome:

Also from Belgium, but from a different province (not that that means much in a tiny country as this one).

janischa
10-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Yay, so happy to see a Belgium thread :-) I'm half Belgian, half Malaysian, raised bilingual in Dutch and English....
Nice to meet you guys.....
Tell me something about yourself !
I'm a 33 year old female, living in Brussels, with a little 3 year old princess/monster (she was my 30th birthday present.... I tried pushing her out, but she insisted on having her own birth date...). I adore writing, but have only recently decided to take it more seriously and at the moment am concentrating on writing PB's and one YA novel. Anything else you're curious about, feel free to ask !!

Melhael
10-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Hello again! ;)

I'm 33 (going on 34, fast) and living in Brussels. I was born in Liège, and so my first language is French. I write in English, though. (Or rather, I hope what I'm writing is actual English. :P)

Nickie
10-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I live in Dendermonde, so my first language is Flemish. But I do my writing in English. I went to uni in Gent, which is only 25 minutes by train.
Dendermonde is famous for its Horse Bayard (Ros Beiaard) and the yearly Reuzenommegang.
Are you married to a Belgian? And how do you like life in Flanders?

Friendly Frog
10-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Wow, there are more Belgians here than I thought!

I wonder, do all of you write in English? Or is there anyone writing in French or Dutch?

janischa
10-14-2011, 03:07 PM
@frog: I mainly write in English. I used to write in Dutch as well, but ever since i decided to take up my writing more seriously, I've almost completely switched to writing in English only
What part of the country are you from ? And what language do you write in ?

Friendly Frog
10-15-2011, 04:04 PM
I'm from Antwerp. I too write in English, but rather more through circumstance than actual conscious decision. I wrote my first story for people on the internet, as a challenge, and somehow that never changed. So I have never written anything in Dutch, despite it being my mothertongue.

janischa
10-17-2011, 06:23 PM
ha, antwerp, so are you what they call a sinjoor ? :-)
i used to live midway between antwerp and brussels (happy shopping in antwerp, happy working in brussels) but we recently moved to brussels so my daughter could learn french as well.
what type of work do you write ?

are any of you guys going to go to the SCBWI event in november ?

Friendly Frog
10-17-2011, 11:35 PM
Heheh, no, I'm not a sinjoor. That title is traditionally reserved for people actually born within the old city walls. But I do have a bit of the antwaaarp accent.

I write short stories, mostly fantasy with the occasional sci-fi one.

What is the SCWBI event? I don't think I've ever heard of it.

janischa
10-18-2011, 10:28 AM
the scwbi is the association for children book writers, but now suddenly it struck me that you actually don't write children's books :-) it's an event this november with authors and illustrators meeting up....

Nickie
10-18-2011, 09:20 PM
@ frog: I do my writing in English. Just goes better than writing in Dutch. And besides, the public is bigger in this language.
Btw, my grandmother was a real Sinjoor, even though she moved through Belgium with her soldier husband and finally landed in Dendermonde (which still had a garrison before World War II).

Melhael
10-23-2011, 08:03 PM
NaNoWriMo is starting in a few days, and I'll participate again this year (haven't done so since 2008). I'll be writing in French, for a change.

Urban fantasy, set in Brussels. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. :)

Any of you guys doing NaNo too?

SaraP
10-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Just poking in to say hello and welcome to all the new folks. :) :welcome:

janischa
10-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Just heard on the news that it's now been 500 days that there's been no Belgian government in place. Doesn't seem to really affect daily life now, does it ? :-)

Anyway, I won't be doing NaNo, but I will be doing PiBoIdMo, picture book idea month :-) the challenge is to generate 30 picture book ideas in 30 days......
Though I would love to do NaNo as well, a girl's gotta set her priorities.....

Aeromir
10-26-2011, 01:22 PM
My wife is from Antwerp, and Gaby's sister lives in Gent! We live about 3 hours away from Antwerp in Germany but we come to visit Gaby's parents in Antwerp every month. They are 82 and almost 80 so we're trying to spend as much time as we can there. Gaby went to medical school in Gent about 25 years ago.

I'm an American and Gaby is a native Dutch speaker, but she also speaks German, French and English! I know a LITTLE French and even less Dutch. The languages I'm fluent in are programming languages (SQL, Javascript, ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, etc.. :) )

We just got home Sunday from our monthly trip to Antwerp/Gent. It would be nice to meet people from this board on our one of our trips!


Tom Nunamaker

Aeromir
10-26-2011, 01:27 PM
Just heard on the news that it's now been 500 days that there's been no Belgian government in place. Doesn't seem to really affect daily life now, does it ? :-)


One of my friends in Belgium owns an old folks home. They are trying to expand it but because there's no government so no one can sign off on their expansion.

Apparently in Belgium, the number of beds for elderly patients is controlled by the government. Manu said they are trying to expand with an additional 100 beds but without government approval, their expansion project might not happen. There's already a shortage of beds and the forecast for the problem to keep getting more severe.

janischa
10-26-2011, 01:28 PM
My wife is from Antwerp, and Gaby's sister lives in Gent! We live about 3 hours away from Antwerp in Germany but we come to visit Gaby's parents in Antwerp every month. They are 82 and almost 80 so we're trying to spend as much time as we can there. Gaby went to medical school in Gent about 25 years ago.

I'm an American and Gaby is a native Dutch speaker, but she also speaks German, French and English! I know a LITTLE French and even less Dutch. The languages I'm fluent in are programming languages (SQL, Javascript, ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, etc.. :) )

We just got home Sunday from our monthly trip to Antwerp/Gent. It would be nice to meet people from this board on our one of our trips!


Tom Nunamaker

I'm always happy to meet new people :-) I can show you and your wife to some nice restaurants in Brussels (or antwerp) :-) Just pm me next time you'll be here. I also know a GREAT cocktail bar (very cosy and yummy cocktails) in brussels....

Aeromir
10-26-2011, 01:33 PM
I'm always happy to meet new people :-) I can show you and your wife to some nice restaurants in Brussels (or antwerp) :-) Just pm me next time you'll be here. I also know a GREAT cocktail bar (very cosy and yummy cocktails) in brussels....

Awesome! We're always on the lookout for good places to eat! We discovered a really good Chinese restaurant in Antwerp on our last trip:

Monkey King
http://www.monkeyking.be/

It's not in the best part of town, but the food was great and price was reasonable.

We'll be back to Antwerp (Borgerhout) around the last week of November!

janischa
10-26-2011, 01:46 PM
didn't know that one yet :-) will certainly give it a try....

my favorite restaurant at the moment is a vietnamese place.... he makes this incredible dish of beef flambé in lemongrass.... when you order it, he comes with this clay pot on some sort of plate filled with fluid... then he lights it up, giving an effect of blue fire for like 10+ minutes, while from time to time he comes stirring in it.... after that, you have the tastiest hotpot i ever tasted !!!! and the price is like 15 euro or so i believe..... it's only not the easiest place to get to :-(

another alltime favorite of mine is this hideous looking pakistani night shop, but their food is yummy ! and for a whole meal it'll only cost you like 9 euro.

I also know a bunch of more high scale restaurants too (yes, i'm a foodie ^-^), but my heart goes out to the smaller places trying to survive and giving fab quality....

Friendly Frog
10-26-2011, 03:52 PM
the scwbi is the association for children book writers, but now suddenly it struck me that you actually don't write children's books :-) it's an event this november with authors and illustrators meeting up....
Oh, interesting, I didn't know there was an association like that.

But no, I don't write children's books and I'm an amateur, very much unpublished. :)


Just heard on the news that it's now been 500 days that there's been no Belgian government in place. Doesn't seem to really affect daily life now, does it ? :-)
Not really, eh? But then there's still the resigning government. They can still make decisions if necessary on 'running matters'.

I secretely suspect they cheat a bit on what they consider running matters, since they do seem capable of handling certain issues that are new and urgent and then totally ignore others.

Melhael
10-28-2011, 01:38 AM
Not really, eh? But then there's still the resigning government. They can still make decisions if necessary on 'running matters'.

I secretely suspect they cheat a bit on what they consider running matters, since they do seem capable of handling certain issues that are new and urgent and then totally ignore others.

They did pass the budget, which was grossly unconstitutional. But since the constitution is in constant revision anyway, I suppose it's not that big a deal anymore. ;)

janischa
10-28-2011, 09:50 PM
politics aside, all i know is that today we had a sunny day and i was too ill to go outside :-( but i did enjoy seeing some sun shine through the windows.....

I think that the thing I hate worst about being ill, is having my mind quite blurry and little ideas on writing popping up...

Melhael
10-28-2011, 09:56 PM
Yes, it was quite pleasant. I did some line-editing with the terrace door open... in a t-shirt. Hard to believe it's almost November and I'm in Belgium.

That said, I find it quite worrying that the seasons are now completely off. It's not a good sign at all. And they're announcing a terrible winter: -25°C in certain regions of Europe (Central Europe). Hopefully, the North Sea will keep the temperatures above that level, here in Brussels.

Friendly Frog
10-29-2011, 01:10 AM
Oh so it is true: when Belgians have enough of talking about the misdeeds of politicians, they change the subject to the weather. ;)

I have my doubts about that 'horrorwinter' we're supposed to be getting. They can hardly predict the weather accurately three days beforehand, never mind whole months.

Still, this year has been crazy weather-wise. There are plants in the garden that are flowering. Plants that normally flower in spring. Spring. November. Someone's confused, alright.

janischa
10-29-2011, 12:40 PM
good catch, frog :-)

So how long have all of you been writing seriously and at what stage are you in your writership ? For those published and/or agented, how long did it take you ?

I've been writing like all my life (everyone's story here I guess ^-^) but only took it up more seriously about 2 months ago. Now I've set up a critique group focused on Picture Book writing, I've used my birthday money for some professional advice and I hope to be submitting to publishers by end of November.

Melhael
10-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Last year, the rosebush on my terrace flowered in winter. One single red rose. Then it snowed like crazy, and strangely, it didn't wither. (I suppose the poor thing was plain frozen.) It was pretty and a bit sad.


So how long have all of you been writing seriously and at what stage are you in your writership ? For those published and/or agented, how long did it take you ?

I started making up stories before I learned the alphabet (I used to draw a lot when I was a child.) But writing seriously? About two to three years now.

I finished my first novel a little less than a year ago. It took a while. I completely rewrote it twice, then spent quite a while polishing it. I'm currently querying agents.

In the meantime, I wrote this quirky space adventure about a Texan waitress who ends up flying to the stars on a quest to save the Earth from blood-thirsty aliens. (Don't judge me! I was in a dark place and I needed to write something fun and crazy. ;)) I don't expect anybody in the traditional publishing industry would be interested in that one, so I've decided to put on my independent writer's shoes and try walking that road with this one. (I wrote about it here (http://terrydock.net/2011/10/25/coming-soon-spacejet/), where you can catch a glimpse of the covert art.)

I used to write bad things about them shifty self-publishing types who sell their novels for $0.99, but in the course of this strange year, I've come to realize that my writing belongs to me and it is for me alone to decide what I should do with it. Experimenting is fine. So, I thought, what the hell.

I'm still exploring options to gather enough money to hire a freelance editor, though. I'd feel much more comfortable if I had that safety net. That way, if someone comes attacking my English, I can shield myself thinking, OK, maybe you don't like it, but at least the grammar, the syntax, and the spelling are solid. We'll see how that turns out. ;)

janischa
10-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Do you have a beta reader or a critique group ? You know, I used my b-day money to pay for some professional critiques (which is way much cheaper for a picture book) and my crit partners had managed to find quite a number of the same 'points i needed to work on'. So, for my YA novel, if I ever get to finish it, I'd always run it by some beta readers first. Just a matter of making it all financially feasible.....
I'll certainly buy your SP story; very curious about it now :-) i could use some goofy story right now....

Melhael
10-29-2011, 03:54 PM
I share a flat with the only person on this planet who is physically incapable of lying, and we like similar books. So, he reads the stuff I write and gives detailed critiques. It's not always pleasant—at all—, but his input is invaluable. I'm lucky to have someone in my life who can read something I wrote and say to my face, "This is utter crap. Rewrite it." It makes the (very) occasional praise feel a whole lot better. :)

That said, my birthday and Christmas are just around the corner, so maybe I will be able to afford professional help. Or I could sell redundant organs, like kidneys or lungs. :P

Friendly Frog
10-29-2011, 05:41 PM
So how long have all of you been writing seriously and at what stage are you in your writership ? For those published and/or agented, how long did it take you ?
I've only actually started writing about 7 years ago, when I was in my twenties. First short story was for a challenge on an internetforum and what I wrote was so well received that I thought: hey, I can actually write! (Kind of funny, since I had been drawing for a decade or so and thought any talent I had lay there, until bang! I write one measly story for the first time and people rave over it. Go figure.)

Since then I've only written about two dozen other short stories, either for a free e-zine or put on Elfwood for critique. I wrote nearly all of them purely for fun and to prove to myself that the first story wasn't a fluke and I could actually write more good stuff.

Two of my friends I met online offered to beta for me and have gone over every story I wrote since but neither are connected to the writing world. They were thorough, although both liked me too much to be really brutal, I think. Lately they haven't had much time any more to read due to work, but that's okay since I haven't finished anything this year either. (2011 has been a difficult year, which doesn't do wonders for the creative juices.)

Only very recently I've been thinking whether I could make a few euros with what I've written and started looking in it. The money isn't important, the selling is. For me it's more like one of those things you ought have done at least once in your life-time, sort of like: dance in a thunderstorm, climb a mountain top, fly in an air balloon, kiss a frog, hold a butterfly in your hand, sell a short story.

Aeromir
10-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Only very recently I've been thinking whether I could make a few euros with what I've written and started looking in it. The money isn't important, the selling is.

I've learned from many internet marketers that building an email list is vital to long term success. You can use aweber, mailchimp, etc, but get an optin form on a website (could be a facebook fan page) and offer something in exchange for getting on your list.. (like a short story once you join the list).

You can then send regular emails to your list. One email per week should be enough to keep them interested and not forget who you are :)

What can you send to them? Here's a few ideas:
- passages of works you're writing.. get their feedback (use survey software like surveymonkey.com)
- Surveys
- contests
- update them on your plans
- product offers (hey.. maybe sell a collection of your stories in an ebook)
- writing advice
- personal challenges and how you overcame them

etc...

These are also good blog topics. You could have a blog and send a weekly update of what you posted in the last week as a newsletter to your email list.

Lots of things you can do to build up a following.. but using email is the most direct and personal way of communicating with people who want to follow what you do.

Just a little advice :)

janischa
10-30-2011, 01:30 PM
i think that's a very good idea provided that you're able to provide a sufficiently interesting content....

we (our critique group) has a website on which I blog regularly, but for now, it's only really for us personally (www.picturebookhome.com (http://www.picturebookhome.com))

At this moment, i don't have any work (stories) yet which i don't yet want to use in submissions (or at least partially recycle into new stories), but maybe on term, I think I'll indeed be thinking about some ways to use the internet more efficiently.....

Besides writing programme language, do you also write other stuff Aeromir ?

janischa
11-04-2011, 03:59 PM
i need you guys to send some good vibes my way.... i just subbed a picture book story (half fiction, half non fiction -- first time ever i venture into this side of the picture book industry) and am now very much hoping for some good news.... To my horror, I sent off my query letter in an impatient mood and discovered some grammar mistakes in it :-( Ahhhhhh... I hope she'll read over it and base her judgement on my story (with picture book submissions, they often ask you to send the full story in the mail).

Send some good vibes my way !!!!!

Melhael
11-04-2011, 04:09 PM
I hope it turns out for the best. Keep us updated! :)

Friendly Frog
11-05-2011, 02:48 AM
I've learned from many internet marketers that building an email list is vital to long term success. You can use aweber, mailchimp, etc, but get an optin form on a website (could be a facebook fan page) and offer something in exchange for getting on your list.. (like a short story once you join the list).
Good advice though this may be, it sounds like it will be more work than actually writing my short stories! These days it seems a web-presense is a necessary aspect for a writer, but is it also for short story writers? I'd have thought that was a wholy different market from novels.


Send some good vibes my way !!!!!
Good, chocolate-favoured (Belgian of course) vibes coming up!

janischa
11-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Yesterday, i received an email acknowledging receipt of my submission.... i should put this into perspective, it's only 1 !!! submission for goodness sake.... :-)
I told one of my crit partners about it though (incl of my mistakes) and she made the world wise remark why i didn't let my crit group revise it first to polish it up... darn my impatience !!!! i usually take my stories through rounds and rounds of revision, so why couldn't i wait with this story..... grumpy on myself....

janischa
11-17-2011, 04:15 PM
heya, i thought i'd ask all of you what's up ? how's writing life been and life in general ? have the past weeks been productive, inspiring or plain boring ?
from my side, i've been generating many ideas, little stories and am still awaiting the rejection of the above manuscript :-) i did however polish up 2 (picture book) manuscripts of mine (thank you crit group and thank you professional manuscript services) and though i think they're near to being submissable, i'm going to put them away for another 2 weeks and them give them a final look before i send them off in the mail....
your turn to tell me what's on.....

Melhael
11-17-2011, 04:29 PM
I'm doing NaNoWriMo, and I'm still on schedule. Over 28,000 words now, and still having fun with the story. In the meantime, I'm working on my manuscript (http://terrydock.net/spacejet/) (just finish another round of edits) and trying to keep my blog (http://terrydock.net/) alive. ;)

(And yes, that was shameless self-promotion right there. :D)

10trackers
11-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Hi southerly neighbors :D

:hi:

One of my best friends lives in Antwerp so I feel like a bit of an honorary Belgian :D

gyulameszaros
11-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Hi,

I just joined the forum. I live in Overijse, and I'm a newbie - when it comes to writing, that is.

Melhael
11-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Hi! And welcome to the forum! :)

BTW, I wanted to ask something to the good people in this thread. Has anyone residing in Belgium tried to self-publish via Amazon KDP? Between the IRS and Amazon's medieval payment system (paper cheques, seriously...) I wonder if it's worth the bother. Smashwords pays royalties with PayPal. From Belgium, that seems like a much better solution. Anyone here has any experience with this?

Friendly Frog
11-24-2011, 01:15 AM
Sorry, no experience. But I did notice that with payment from overseas, money transfers and cheques seem the preferred method, despite the costs. I wonder why bank transfers, which also should be possible internationally, are but rarely used.

If you make money with writing, you'll probably need an extended tax form for the Belgian taxes. In paper, that has to be requested beforehand, but I don't know whether it is any faster in tax-on-web.

Hi gyulameszaros!

Melhael
11-24-2011, 01:25 AM
I wonder why bank transfers, which also should be possible internationally, are but rarely used.

Beats me. It costs between €10 to €40 depending on the bank to get the money from an international cheque (which is kind of a pleonasm since cheques don't exist anymore in Belgium ;)).


If you make money with writing, you'll probably need an extended tax form for the Belgian taxes. In paper, that has to be requested beforehand, but I don't know whether it is any faster in tax-on-web.

The good thing is I have until June next year to figure it out (assuming I actually sell any e-book). ;)

janischa
11-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Melhael, Have you considered setting up a US company ? I'm not sure if that would solve anything, but it could be interesting to look at ?

Melhael
11-24-2011, 12:03 PM
All I would need is a bank account, but since 9/11 and the Patriot Act, it is impossible to open a bank account in the US if you're abroad... not even if you're a US citizen who's currently abroad, which I'm not.

And I suspect a US bank account is a requirement to open a business there. (Will check, though.)

Oh and BTW, I found some info here (http://infonl.smartbe.be/). You have to dig a little, but they cover royalties in Belgium.

janischa
12-07-2011, 10:01 PM
anyone in the mood for it, check out my last story in SYW, children's books :-) would love to have some opinions

Veroontjexx
12-26-2011, 11:39 PM
Hi, fellow Belgians! I've only recently joined the forum but I didn't realize there were that much of us here!

Friendly Frog
12-27-2011, 05:26 AM
Hi! And welcome. :)

Melhael
12-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Hello and welcome! And happy holidays to all of you! :)

eternalised
03-07-2012, 03:22 PM
Hey there!

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm an author from Belgium as well, and I would like to say HEY to all of you! :) I'm glad to see some fellow Belgians here.

Melhael
03-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Hello there! Welcome to the forum! It's always nice to see more writers from around these parts. ;)

SaraP
03-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Bump away, eternalised! :hi:

Melhael
03-12-2013, 05:35 PM
This thread has been awfully quiet. How are things in Belgium? Anyone planning on going to Trolls & Légendes (http://www.trolls-et-legendes.be/) in Mons this month? I'm swamped with work and quite frankly broke, so I don't think I'll be going, but if anyone here plans on attending, please, do post pictures! :)

Friendly Frog
03-12-2013, 09:23 PM
Ooh, blimey, I didn't know it even existed. :o Bummer. It looks interesting enough. I'm booked that weekend, but maybe something to check out in two years' time.

I do have my tickets for the Elf Fantasy Fair (http://haarzuilens.elffantasyfair.com/), though, for next month in the Netherlands.

999ghosts
07-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Been a couple of months since somebody wrote anything in the "vlamingen" section. As I am a new "vlaming" on the boards, I just wanted to say hi here to...

Friendly Frog
07-31-2014, 11:24 PM
Welcome 999ghosts! Always room for one more Vlaming. :)

janischa
08-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Welcome!!

JoyceAernouts
08-08-2017, 10:36 PM
Joepie, VLAANDEREN !!
nooit gedacht ooit die woorden uit te spreken (typen), maar nu ik al een dikke maand naar de andere kant van de wereld ben verhuisd apprecieer ik het thuisland steeds meer en meer. Zelf ben ik uit Wuustwezel (antwerpen) en heb 6 jaar van mijn studententijd doorgebracht in Gent.

Deze thread ziet er een beetje dood uit, dus op hoop van zegen om deze te herrezen.

Friendly Frog
08-09-2017, 04:13 PM
Inderdaad een beetje dood. Best wel jammer.

Hoi Joyce! En welkom! :)

Ik ben toevallig van een paar gemeentes afstand van Wuustwezel.

Het zal wel een aanpassing zijn zo aan de andere kant van de wereld.

JoyceAernouts
08-10-2017, 05:37 AM
Oh, wat fijn om iemand te vinden dicht bij huis terwijl ik zelf zo ver weg ben! Het is inderdaad niet simpel zo helemaal alleen aan de andere kant van de wereld, maar ik trek mijn plan en elke dag gaat beter en beter.

En, misschien nog wel het beste van al, ik heb eindelijk eens meer tijd om me meer te concentreren op het schrijven.

Friendly Frog
08-12-2017, 05:55 PM
Geniet ervan, in mijn ervaring komen er altijd wel snel nieuwe dingen tussen. ;)

Ben je er tijdelijk of ga je er permanent blijven?

SaraP
08-13-2017, 07:39 AM
(You guys ok in here? How was the place? Too dusty? Many cobwebs? Need me to send in the cleaning and pest control crew?)

:hi:

JoyceAernouts
08-19-2017, 05:55 AM
Geniet ervan, in mijn ervaring komen er altijd wel snel nieuwe dingen tussen. ;)

Ben je er tijdelijk of ga je er permanent blijven?

Ik ben er tijdelijk voor mijn studies. Het was het idee dat dit een soort 'testrit' was om uit te zoeken of ik hier wil blijven of niet. Twee maanden geleden zou ik je gezegd hebben dat ik hier (USA) kost wat kost zou willen blijven, want het gras is altijd groener aan de andere kant. Nu bekijk ik America al veel menselijker als een land dat ook vele fouten heb en besef ik wat ik allemaal zou moeten achterlaten thuis als ik effectief permanent naar hier zou komen. Dus ja, er komen enkele moeilijke levensbeslissingen aan de komende weken/maanden.

braveboy
08-19-2017, 07:21 PM
I have some great ex-inlaws living in Liege. I used to enjoy visiting there, but, things change. And Lara Fabian is greatest singer ever from Belgium!

Friendly Frog
08-26-2017, 05:11 PM
Ik ben er tijdelijk voor mijn studies. Het was het idee dat dit een soort 'testrit' was om uit te zoeken of ik hier wil blijven of niet. Twee maanden geleden zou ik je gezegd hebben dat ik hier (USA) kost wat kost zou willen blijven, want het gras is altijd groener aan de andere kant. Nu bekijk ik America al veel menselijker als een land dat ook vele fouten heb en besef ik wat ik allemaal zou moeten achterlaten thuis als ik effectief permanent naar hier zou komen. Dus ja, er komen enkele moeilijke levensbeslissingen aan de komende weken/maanden.
Spannend! Amerika is natuurlijk groot en divers maarja, met de huidige politiek situatie kan ik me voorstellen dat de nadelen nog eens extra in de verf gezet worden. Wel handig dat je je studies kunt combineren met een testrit.

Maar als je van fictie schrijven voor de Engelse markt je job wil maken, denk ik dat dat vanuit ginder wel gemakkelijker zal zijn dan van hier.


I have some great ex-inlaws living in Liege. I used to enjoy visiting there, but, things change. And Lara Fabian is greatest singer ever from Belgium!
I had to look her up, I have to admit. Shows my general musical ignorance, I suppose. Jo Lemaire and Axelle Red are about the limit of my knowledge of francophone Belgian music.

SimenLambrecht
02-19-2018, 04:36 PM
I live in Ghent! ;)

Friendly Frog
02-24-2018, 09:12 PM
Hi there! :welcome: