Monday, September 24, 2007
Do you feel lucky?
Gotta love Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry. The exact movie line is:
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"
Yesterday I was talking to a friend who said, "Man, are you lucky!" She was referring to the fact that I get to do what I love and get paid for it. She's told me this many times and every time I just smile and say, "I really feel blessed." She's a good friend and I know she means well but I always feel a slight twinge of annoyance when someone says I'm lucky to be published. To me, luck is for lotteries and slot machines. I don't feel that it took much luck for me to get published. It did take me five years and five manuscripts to sell that first book though.
During those five years I wrote with four little children nipping at my ankles. I wrote while nursing, burping and rocking babies. I wrote during midnight feedings and through temper tantrums (sometimes my own). I also wrote on little scraps of paper during soccer games.
I'm not special. Lots of writers I know were just as lucky to work their asses off too LOL!
So do you believe in luck or do you think we make our own?
Posted by Wendy Roberts at 7:28 PM