When I first had the idea to write a novel, my original plan had simply been to write ‘Black Erotica’ (I wrote all the sex scenes first!) But when I actually started constructing the story, it took on a life of its own!
46,000 words were ‘channelled’. By that, I mean I didn’t have to think about what I was writing; it was more like taking dictation. All I was doing was going to bed at 8pm (as I do during the winter months!), waking up at 4am, and writing until 6am. Sometimes I would wake up and it was like I was watching a film; the scene before me was so vivid, and I could feel all the emotions as well. All I had to do was write what I was ‘watching’.
After 3 months of this, I had written 46,000 words and thought the book was finished! But a novel is 70,000-90,000 words! I left it for 8 months, and returned to it the following winter, doing the same thing I’d done the previous year; went to bed at 8pm, woke up at 4am and waited for the inspiration to start flowing. Nothing happened. After 3 months of this, I realized I was just going to have to get on with it!
It turned out that the rest of the book was research I needed to do. I had been given the most beautiful story-line, but I had to do the rest of the work my Self.
The book has plenty of wisdom in it, which I don’t take credit for; I need this book just as much as you do! Here’s an extract from Year Ten:
That night, Charles and his group of men were chilling in their villa.
“I still can’t believe you’re getting married!” commented Dave, glugging from a cold can of beer.
“Why’s that such a big shock to you?” Charles asked his Best Man.
“Well look how long we’ve known each other Charles; you’ve always been really particular about the women you date, and now here you are getting married to a woman with two kids!”
“They’re not kids Dave, they’re young men, and they’re great. I’m proud to be part of their lives. Besides, when love strikes you’re powerless to resist and the circumstances don’t really matter.”
“So what’s so special about Suzanne?” Peter, one of their old schoolmates asked.
“Yeah, why choose her over the woman you already have a child with?” asked another.
“…And she ain’t half bad looking either!” commented Dave, referring to Maria.
Charles looked around to make sure no-one else was within hearing distance.
“Promise me this won’t go any further than these four walls?” he whispered.
The other brothers crossed their fingers over their chests in half-solemn oaths.
“Well it’s like this…Suzanne and I…when we make love, it’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before…seriously…it’s like we enter another world – I mean, we literally get transported into another dimension!”
The other brothers looked at each other before bursting into fits of laughter.
“That sounds like some freaky kinda sex, man!” one commented.
“So when you enter into this ‘other dimension’ what do you see; angels, aliens, or what?”
Charles remained silent.
“Aw, don’t take it to heart, we’re just messing with you bro…but was you serious about the aliens?” he asked again.
“I didn’t mention aliens,” Charles responded, getting up to refill his glass of water.
“How can I explain it? This woman of mine, she’s like my soul-mate, you know? If you seriously want to know what I’m talking about, I suggest you find your own goddesses and Queens. Until you do, you won’t be able to enter the gateway that leads to heaven on earth.”
If you’ve read the First Edition (titled ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’), you’ll be wondering what happens to Suzanne – and the baby. Before I go any further, I want you to think of this chapter as symbolic. This might help you understand its context better. Think of it like this; do you have a dream, a goal, or perhaps a book (your baby) which you haven’t yet accomplished? Are you going to nurture it, or let it die?
If you need to give birth to your dreams, goals and aspirations, when would NOW be the right time to take that first step? Start the journey!
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I know many people are now waiting for the SEQUEL!
I haven’t been led to write another whole novel, so after spending 4 months in Ghana last year, I decided to revise the First Edition and add two new chapters, Years 12 & 13!
The sequel is only available in the paperback (I’m just ‘following my spirit’!)
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