Do You Feel Lucky?

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Beginner’s luck, luck of the draw, bad luck, good luck, I feel lucky, luck of the Irish.

Recently, JA Konrath wrote a blog post called Maybe You Suck. A post about the role luck plays in publishing and by extension; life. The arguments have gone back and forth on whether it is luck or they don’t believe in luck. You should read it. The comments are as good as the post.

You can work your butt off, write the best book in the world, but if no one sees it does that make it bad? Like the old shampoo commercials, you can publish a book, someone sees it and tells two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on and so on. To me, that is luck; either good or bad.

Do you believe in luck in your successes and failures?


Jill James, author of the Time of Zombies series

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