What’s luck? Hmmm, I think it’s a lot of hard work. A good dose of timing (over which you usually have no control) and recognizing an opportunity when you see it and acting FAST. I read recently (maybe in Lucky Magazine or the back of a box of a box of Lucky Charms?) that much of what we call luck is the ability to sniff out an opportunity and grab it. People whose eyes were open to risk, change and new things had more “luck” than those who did not. That made a lot of sense to me. Like when I found out about the Backspace Author Agent seminar in ’07 and moved heaven and earth to get on Metro North and sit down in a chair at the Algonquin hotel. By a stroke of true luck, my first Huffington Post piece had run just the day before, and I brought it with me to the conference to show “I’ve been published!” That’s where I met my agent. I consider myself very lucky not to have had to query another 25 or 50 or 100 agents once I met Eric. But really what I did was see the opportunity, snag it and get myself into position for success. So, what’s your definition of luck? And how have you put yourself into the “lucky” line? Oh, that photo? For Tawna. Natch. Anyone remember Loverboy? LOL! The video is a classic from The Chairman of the Board. Luck and ships are female – did anyone tell the Titanic?