Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A Romance!

My editor tells me I have written a romance! And there I was thinking it would have to go into one of the 'paranormal' genres, and maybe never be seen again. But she says that as the 'spirit guides' (the Angels of the title) don't actually appear to the humans in the story, only to the reader, it isn't paranormal at all, just a romance with an interesting twist.
So a bit of re-writing is needed now, to tune it up, and maybe make it even more romantic...
Will I get "Despite the Angels" out by Christmas?
Trying my best....

Friday, 19 October 2012

Past Life cures nail-biting!

In May 2012, when 'Bill' came to see me for a past-life regression, he didn't mention his life-long nail biting habit. He had various questions about how his life was going, but mainly was curious. So we did a regression session, and he saw three past lives. One as a hunter in the hunter-gatherer times, one as an unwilling sailor on a privateer (pirate ship) in about the16th Century, and the third as a German soldier on the Russian front in WW2. In all three he died violently, and felt he had little or no control over his destiny.
Today 'Bill' came back for a 'life between lives' regression, and before we started the session, he told me that  since his last session he had not felt any need  to bite his nails! He had no idea why this was no longer a compulsion.
During his 'LBL' session, I asked why the nail biting had stopped, and the answer came that in those past lives he had actually shown courage, even though at the time he had thought he was being passive.
So I can only assume that his sub-conscious mind received a huge ego-boost, and he no longer needs the comfort of the nail-biting.
His nails look well-groomed, and many other niggles have been smoothed out too.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Researching in the Médoc

Writing a book with historical pieces gives a good excuse for making trips to research for accuracy. This photo shows me in a graveyard in the Médoc region of Western France, reading the names on gravestones. I was looking at surnames, to find a common one to give my heroine, Lucy, in her life as Eloise during the French Revolution. There were quite a number of Seurins, so she became Eloise Seurin. David was called Daniel in that life, and I made up the name of deVrac for him, which is a joke - en vrac meaning wholesale, and a common way to see wine advertised: "Vins en vrac".
I found out much more about the Médoc and its history than I was able to put in the book, which is about Lucy and David, not France. But the overall 'feel' should be genuine.