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Book News from The Lazuli Portals

We’ve finished writing the first draft of the 3rd novel of The Lazuli Portals Trilogy!

(Yes, finally! Hooooraaaaay!)

As far as I can tell, I started this one in January 2016 – although I’d written the occasional scene before then, not really knowing if/how they’d fit in, or even what the book would be about!

I remember doing a lot of research before starting to write chapter one, because it’s the finale of the trilogy – this was my last chance to neatly tie up any loose ends from The Cordello Quest and Mosaic of Light.

Then, as this 3rd novel evolved, a huge number of questions arose, most of which I had no clue how to answer … until later chapters revealed the reason or the resolution. So there’s been a great deal to keep track of (lists, spreadsheets and diagrams all over the place!) I’m not usually a ‘planner’ – the story reveals itself to me as I write the scenes – but to write this book without a lot of notes (many ending in question marks!) would have been impossible. It’s definitely been the hardest to write – but perhaps also the most rewarding. 🙂

It’s been quite a journey, through brain fog, massive fatigue, and full-on relapses; and on the more positive side, fitting in stalls at fairs, stories for Writers’ Circle, other business tasks, and daily life too!

So this feels quite an achievement! It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was about halfway through, no clear idea where I was heading with it, and just having to trust my ‘inspiration/spiritual instincts’ and keep going!

Then I wrote another ‘standalone’ scene at the Crocadon MBS fair in June – that, combined with finishing another review of what I’d written so far (and still needed sorting), aligned with a few months of improved health, guided and propelled me on. Enthusiasm from past customers visiting our stall didn’t do any harm, either, as it helped me to trust in what I was doing! My new shattuckite crystal (the blue-black stone in the image below) was called on, too, and I do think that helped with the ‘channelling’ aspect.

Sincere thanks must also go to Ron, for never, ever doubting my vision (such as I could ‘see’ it), my approach to writing, or the story as it evolved! Ron, your encouragement, insight, suggestions, corrections, and pedantry have been invaluable, as always! Thanks, pardner. X

And now it’s done – the characters have told their story (it still blows us away), and I just have to ensure it reaches you, the reader, in as good a state as it possibly can. My various lists can attest to the fact there’s still loads to do before then – I certainly have enough to keep me busy before I can think beyond this series!

So, we’ll leave you with this parting teaser: anyone want to know the title? 😉

With lovelight blessings,
Joanna and Ron | The Lazuli Portals
fiction for the awakening

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L is for Lovelight (Cordello Quest A-Z Series) and …. Happy Birthday, Lazuli Portals!

Despite the importance of lovelight in The Lazuli Portals trilogy, I’ve found it difficult to write about it for this blog post series – I don’t want to give away too much to potential readers who haven’t read the books yet! (Spoilers are something I really do prefer to avoid!)

Hopefully we’ve still done it justice. 🙂

In Cordello, lovelight is a precious energy: a beautiful synergy of the life force energy which is available to us all, and love – the feeling or approach or state which is accepting, compassionate, grateful, open, allowing, and supportive. It is a conscious collaboration of the highest and purest kind. No wonder lovelight in Cordello feels so magical!

As with anything deemed valuable, there are often others who wish to find a way to acquire it and twist it for their own ends. This is one of the key conflicts in The Cordello Quest, and the outcome could change everything for the peaceful country of Cordello.

Soon after Keira arrives there, Lord Charls explains that his country is under threat, and that boosting lovelight yet further may be vital in saving it.

“Keira, the Cordellan strength is in working together and in working with our positive energies. In creating lovelight, in spreading it to raise the energy of all others.

If we can raise it high enough, with sufficient focus and intention, it is possible that we can forestall any attack, and find a peaceful resolution. That is why you have come.”

Before she knows it, Keira finds herself in the quest to save lovelight. In the process, she discovers more wonders than she could ever have dreamed of…

During her time in Cordello, Keira also learns about lovelight globes, although making them is a skill she will need to practice. These globes are based on an energy tool I use called the Orb of Life (I received my original Orb, with instructions, from my Reiki Master).

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I’ve since ‘made’ well over a hundred of these little spherical stores of universal energy – most for past clients, friends, and family – and use mine daily. They practically wrote themselves into our series! You can read more about Orbs of Life in the Bonus Section of our website.

As with Orbs of Life, making the lovelight globes in Cordello is one thing, but using them is something else altogether. Aligning clear intentions and purity of spirit with lovelight or life-force energy can be a pretty potent combination, especially if it’s for the benefit of the wider world! In the case of Cordello, working in this way is a major part of what life is all about!

Oh, and before we forget, today marks our partnership’s sixth ‘birthday’ (Ron says it feels much longer than that lol). So happy birthday, Lazuli Portals, and may you go from strength to strength, bringing even more insight, lovelight, and reading pleasure to your readers with each year that passes.

Please help yourself to a little slice of calorie-free virtual birthday cake. 🙂

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