As I mentioned last week, I'll take any kind of writing encouragement I can get : horoscopes, fortune cookies, the constant reassurance of the Playfriends... whatever keeps me from hanging it up and makes sure I continue to write. It doesn't matter whether or not its true. It's a mental game I play with myself. It's like your mom telling you you're pretty. You may very well be, but she's also your mom and obligated to say so either way. It makes you feel good for a few hours, at least until you get back to school and get made fun of (again).
One thing I haven't managed to come up with is a lucky charm. I just don't have one. I'm not much on writing supersitions, or at least, I haven't been able to connect any thin threads that tell me X = success. I have tried. PM gave us all magic mojo beads for NaNoWriMo. They're hanging from the book light on my desk at home. Not sure if they worked or not. I write at work a lot of the time, for one thing, and two, I never wore them. Maybe I had to wear them. I don't know. I did okay, hit my goal even if I didn't hit the 50k.
But I don't have an actual lucky charm. No pink polka dot underwear that I have to wear to agent appointments. No little troll figure I have to rub after I mail off a manuscript. No special candle I have to light in order to write. Some people have charms built into their process. I'd say Instigators conference table might be considered lucky since she has to lay on it in order to write.
So the question is... how do you go about geting a lucky charm? Is there a store in the mall where I can pick up one? Do you have a lucky charm of your own? How did it come about? I'm exceedingly curious. I need all the luck I can get and will stoop to ridiculous levels to get it at this point...