Okay, so I started revisions Monday and so far I've rewritten the preface, chapter one, and most of chapter two. I decided I needed to change Hallie's, my main character, last name. So I was searching the Web for surnames of British origin--because that's where Hallie's ancestors are from. So I found Pearson and I thought it sounded pretty good. Hallie Pearson. So then I went to one of my favorite Websites, http://www.houseofnames.com/ and searched "Pearson" (http://houseofnames.com/fc.asp?sId=&s=Pearson) It turns out the Pearson family originated in Berwickshire, England after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Which I found interesting, because the Great Schism was the same year. Then I decided to search Hallie's lover's last name, Harris. So I typed in "Harris" (http://houseofnames.com/fc.asp?sId=&s=Harris) and it turns out that the Harris family originated in Britina, England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. How ironic is it that I totally chose both surnames at random and they happened to originate in England at the same time? On top of this, when I first chose the surname Harris, I had no clue it was of British origin. So, to me, it's really ironic. But, to me, it also means Hallie Pearson and Edward Harris are meant for each other. <3
Also, in another case of irony I was just thinking about the bone doctor I had in the first grade when I broke my leg and guess what? I saw him today! HEY DR. ROMAN! YOU ROCK! He asked me how I was, looking at my legs, and I looked down and was like "Fine." He asked me if I was having any more pain with my legs and I lied and said "no." No offence Dr. Roman, but I don't want to have to come back to your office any time soon. But if I ever break anything again, I want you as my doctor. No offence, Dr. True (the bone doctor I had when I broke my growth plate in my right foot in third grade). Dr. Roman is awesome though. He's super funny and jokes with you the whole time.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!
With eternal love and blessings,