Thursday, April 1, 2010

Come On, Lucky Seven


I'm not a superstitious sort.

Sure, I have my lucky writing pants and my lucky chair (which is falling apart, but that's a story for another post). And I have a lucky necklace that I wear when I need an extra bit of confidence. But the logical side of my brain knows that these objects merely provide a modicum of comfort. They do not possess supernatural powers, nor do they influence the outcome of events in my life.

Or do they? Dang it, I hope I didn't just jinx myself.

Here's the thing. For the past eight weeks, I've been working on revisions to Midnight Promises. Today, as I polished the last scene, I happened to look down at my page and word count:

Pages: 377
Words: 77,777

I almost fell off my lucky writing chair. What are the odds of having that number as my final word count? And what does it mean?

I'd like to think it's a sign. A sign that something really wonderful will happen. But the truth is, it's just a freakish coincidence, and I shouldn't read too much into it.

I will not get hung up on the numbers. If I need to add thirteen words (a very unlucky number) to my story, I will do it.

And then I'll find a way to delete thirteen others.

4 comments:

Keli Gwyn said...

Wow! How cool that your word count is 77,777. That's gotta be a good sign, right?

Now, you aren't going to spoil the fun and say "April Fool's" are you? Naw, you're not the type. Or are you? ;)

Anne Barton said...

Nope, it's not an April Fool's. I'm not that clever. Pinky swear!

I did see some good jokes today though, like the new app that translates animal sounds into human speech. Very cute! And each time I've opened a browser window, the Google/Topeka thing gets me!

MaryC said...

That's a pretty cool thing to happen, Anne. Here's hoping it means you win the big jackpot with this one.

Anne Barton said...

Aww, thanks Mary! I'm thinking about running out and buying a lottery ticket. :)

I hope you have a great (lucky!) weekend.