Synchronicity and Corsica

A couple of weeks ago, I got the first round edits for Corsica Gate, my first contemporary romance to be published by The Wild Rose Press. (Probably Spring 2015, but I don’t know yet.) As I normally do, I read through the editor’s notes and put the work aside for a day or two to think about what needed to be done. Then I took off to Curves for a workout.

Tina Cunard, a lady who exercises around the same time, was there. Her husband owns The Sandbar restaurant in La Quinta. Last year, when my first book came out they hosted an amazing booksigning event for me. I’ll never forget their generosity. Anyway, Tina told me they have a friend who had acquired a trip aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean, owned by Wynn, the billionaire with the hotel in Vegas. ; ) Their friend had invited Tina and her husband to join them. She was so excited, but couldn’t remember the entire itinerary, just that they were leaving from the coast of Italy. My comment was that she would be in the vicinity of Corsica, and I had just received edits for Corsica Gate.photo5

I forgot all about their trip, because we had thunderstorms and flash flooding and a ton of damage in the city. Everyone was busy mopping up. Including me, and I didn’t get back to Curves for about eight days. Imagine my surprise on Wednesday when I opened my email to find a message from Tina saying, “We’re in Corsica!” She included photographs. I had just finished my edits.


Now that’s a yacht!

So what do you think?

Synchronicity? Coincidence?

Just life?

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8 Responses to Synchronicity and Corsica

  1. Sam Beck says:

    I think this is fate’s way of telling you to get yourself to Corsica, for…um…research! Yeah…that’s it…you need to do in person research to properly address your edits. (And you deserve a break from all the rainstorms, flooding and mopping up). 😉

  2. robena grant says:

    Hah! Great idea, unfortunately I dipped into my vacation savings for new carpet, etc. But, some time back I had planned to visit Corsica on a Mediterranean cruise and was researching that when the Costa Concordia ran aground. Eeeep! I thought that was a sign. I figured cruising the internet would suffice. : )

  3. Definitely chalk this up as synchronicity or one of those six degrees of separation things? Hmm, now if only you could get an invitation on a private yacht heading for Corsica…

    I loved visiting the Sandbar that time with you and Dee J. Wow, great food, and a really cozy, fun bar complete with a pianist taking requests!
    I’m really excited about your first contemporary romance and look forward to spring 2015 when I can read it!

    Good luck with edits.

  4. robena grant says:

    Thanks, Lynne. Yep, The Sandbar is great. And the Cunards are fabulous. Tina is home now. She showed me a ton more of her photos. So wish I knew Steve Wynn. ; )
    Thanks for the editing wishes. I’m pulling my hair out today.

  5. Synchronicity every time! Love the yacht. And I am looking forward to reading your new book.

  6. robena grant says:

    Thanks, Susan. I totally believe in synchronicity. Love that tingle of energy.
    And yes. A writers cruise on that yacht would be awesome. : )

  7. Definitely synchronicity! And I agree with Sam…so start planning that trip to Corsica. 🙂

  8. robena grant says:

    Thanks for coming by, Joanne. That trip is always there, in the back of my mind. If the book does well, I’ll celebrate. ; )