I think everyone has a number they consider lucky. Over the years I've favored 7 and 16. Since my birthdate is July 16, that's understandable, isn't it?
When I was a teenager, my grandmother told me that she considered the number 13 to be lucky. Over the years, I've embraced it too. (Click here to read a little about it.) In fact it was on April 13, 2011 that I submitted my manuscript to Avon and they bought it three weeks later. And today, I realized that same day I'd blogged here about Red Shirt Editing. One of my favorite posts.
Since receiving The Call, I've talked about the number 13 being lucky for me and even how my grandmother reached out from the grave (woooooo, scary) and told me something was going to happen. I just wasn't sure it was good or bad. Anyway, I wrote a post at the time about it here. And then how the number showed up here. And here. All tied in with me becoming published. Sorry for all the links, but it's easier for me that way. I've got to get back to my editing. CIRCLE OF DANGER is finished and my editor is waiting for me to change some things.
By the way, I've also decided #3 is a good number too. My unpublished manuscripts have landed in 3rd place often enough in contests. And last and this week, CIRCLE OF DESIRE has been #3 on the Erotica bestseller list in the iBookstore! And once in #2! I've always said nothing wrong with being 3rd place as long as it's on the New York Times. Though iBookstore isn't quite that big, I'll take what I can. LOL!
So Friday the 13th doesn't scare me. I actually celebrate when it comes around.
What about you? What is your lucky number? And why do you feel it is?