…Authors… what’s Luck got to do, got to do… what’s Luck got to do, got to do with it?…

…a phrase that’s often helped this ol ‘Jurassic over the years is, ‘I’d rather be lucky than skilful’… a useful addition to yer life equipment is a large dose of Lady Chance being on yer side, whatever yer endeavours… I don’t mean the picking up the million-to-one-gazillions-of-money prize in the EuroLottery kinda luck, although, I wouldn’t turn that down, Mabel… nor the close-yer-eyes-and-pick-a-raffle-ticket-prize sort of luck at a fairground Tombola… no, I’m more into looking for the ordinary, everyday ‘lucky’ stuff that a scribbler looks for… fr’example, I’m lucky to have a great publisher behind me now, in the guise of Laurence and Stephanie Patterson of Crooked Cat PublishingI’m lucky to have the superb editorial nous of Maureen Vincent-Northam assigned to expunge my abundant literary faux pas… I’m lucky to have come lately, seven years ago, to the whole mesmeric WURLD of self-publishing to coincide with the explosive growth of the SOSYAL NETWURKS, the timely combination making me uber-lucky to have broken eBook bread with the Great God Amazon at the same time… I’m lucky to have grasped the notion that, for this writer at least, I’m involved in the business of writing’, of which the creation of a manuscript is only the start of the whole publishing process… I’m lucky to have found initially a superb cover page artist in the Philippines in Edward Lu, for the early books, continued with the association with M’sieu Patterson, already mentioned above… I’m lucky to have the ceaseless support and encouragement of hundreds… nay, thousands, of fellow Lads and Lassies of Blog Land, each of whom has added more than just a tad of colour to my life… and I’m continually flabbergasted by having the luck to experience so many loyal and LUVLY readers of my efforts… and I’m lucky to remember the phrase attributed years ago to the Champion golfer, Gary Player, ‘the more I practise, the luckier I get’be lucky, good people… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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8 responses to “…Authors… what’s Luck got to do, got to do… what’s Luck got to do, got to do with it?…

  1. Ye are indeed a lucky lad, but you deserve it! And I’m doing my very best to get lucky too 🙂

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  2. Go forth, prophet Seumas, and show us the way. More power to YOU.

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  3. You have indeed shown the way Seumas. It’s talent, hard work, and opportunity combined. 🙂

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  4. All successful people have an essential touch of the gambler in them. That and the love of risk.


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