Today I received the long awaited book review from the person who's review I was most nervous of...MY MOTHER!
Now the only reason I was a little nervous about her reaction was because Mum doesn't really know a lot
about my life here in London. I've been living away from home now for over 13 years, and as the character was based on moi - I was afraid my lovely religious mum was going to learn things about me that she never knew... and might not be that happy about either! And, although I certainly didn't have anything to hide, I wasn't sure how she was going to react when she read that I spent a lot of time talking to angels; ringing psychic's (although I've stopped that); had a facebook addiction (over that too) and also that her lovely, sweet, innocent, daughter (my words) did have a habit of drinking (socially) and swearing (well... I'm not a saint) more than SHE would have liked me too! My mum only drank on rare occasions, and I never heard her swear, so as you can see I had reason to be a little nervous. When I asked Mum what she thought about the book, surprise, surprise - she said all the above - haha...and her review was -
"I've enjoyed reading it very much, although Rosemary, (whenever she used my full name I knew she was serious) there were moments when I had to put it down and stop reading it because I'll be honest, I found it difficult to believe that a daughter of mine could ever have been so stupid over a man! Didn't I teach you anything." At this point I let out a huge laugh. She continued, "And all this angel talk above receiving messages...really Rosemary are you sure you haven't lost the plot?" I knew Mum was going to have a difficult time with the "twin soulmate" thingie and although I tried to explain this to her through my fits of laughter, I could tell she didn't get it and probably never would. However, she did say that she wanted to be supportive so if I believed in it, that was all that mattered. Aaah, bless her.:)