Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sometimes Fortune Cookies Freak Me Out

You know, sometimes fortune cookie fortunes are eerily accurate.

My son's - You are a lover of words. Someday you will write a book. (this would have been cool for me, but even cooler for my son....just like his mama) :D

And mine - You can't get "lucky" without hard work. (Now this just struck me as particularly accurate, because when it comes to the publishing world, I do think a lot of it is luck. Your ms hitting the right editor or agent, on the right day, at the right time. But of course, no amount of luck in the world is going to help you if you don't work hard at getting that ms polished and out the door in the first place.)

Wow, I am stalling way too much if I am contemplating fortune cookie fortunes THIS hard :D Off to write!!

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Lol, I can find SO many things to do when I am STALLING on writing. Contemplating fortune cookies has not come up on the list yet but it does give me a story idea...

Michelle McLean said...

lol well at least my stalling has done some good :D Now that I've sparked a little creativity, I think I'll go to bed :D

ElanaJ said...

Awesome!! I love that fortune!

Kat Harris said...

Call me strange but I keep a file of all of the fortunes I get.

My last was, "Expect good news, good fortune is coming."

I'm still waiting.

christinefonseca said...

Haha...on Jan 1 I got a fortune cookie that said "You will be an accomplished writer." I still have it, sitting on my desk!

Nisa said...

Those fortune cookies really are spooky though! A little distraction isn't always a bad thing, right? It keeps away burnout.