Friday, July 13, 2012

Storyteller's Journey

What's Luck Got to Do With It?

Friday the 13th strikes fear in the superstitious, while others remain super skeptical.
With this disconcerting day upon us, I decided to stop and ponder the role that luck plays in my life as a writer.
Many things can impact our success as a writer: natural ability, education, experience, and, possibly luck. However, I believe that hard work is the quickest way for me to reach my goals. When I compare myself to others I will always come up short in some category. Rather than wasting time worrying about what I lack as a writer, or hoping for some lucky break, I have chosen to focus on the art of writing itself.

As a writer, and in life, I have found that the harder I work, the luckier
I become. Here is a remarkable quote that reiterates this belief:

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin

How do you feel about Friday the 13th? Did you see the movies?


  1. Since I like things fantasy and paranormal in my writing, Friday the 13th is a fun day for me. I saw the original movie years ago. Don't like horror movies!

    Good luck achieving your goals.

    1. Thanks, Theresa. I don't like horror movies either - adventure fantasy is more my speed!

  2. Great post, Victoria. I read where someone famous also said that about luck...the harder he worked, the more of it he had.

    I watched the Friday, the 13th series as a teen, because I was into horror then. I can't watch that stuff now.

    Also, I used to fear Friday, the 13th. But for some reason, now I expect something good to happen on that day. Some I'm expecting some good luck today. :)

    1. I know what you mean, Linda. My husband, Michael, claims Friday the 13th is a lucky day for him! Have a great weekend!

  3. I can't watch scary movies because I'm such a wimp, lol. But Friday the 13th doesn't really scare me. My mother was born on this day, lol.

  4. It's just another day for me. I did see the first was a long time ago.