So I’m kind of a big fan of fortune cookies. Who doesn’t like a happy prediction for the future wrapped in sugary goodness?
Yesterday some of my students brought in fortune cookies and mine gave me a big smile.
A cheerful letter or message is on its way to you.
Like an agent offering representation? (Yes, I know they would call. But this is my fortune and my fantasy so just nod and smile.) And yes, I know I haven’t started querying, but I’m not taking this in the literal sense- the letter doesn’t have to be in the mail or my inbox right now. I’m using these fortune cookies to keep me motivated- I’ve got until July 16th, 2010 to make the last one come true.
Hurray for fortune cookies!
My fingers are crossed for you 🙂 If you get any excess agent-representation-vibrations, feel free to send them my way!
I love fortune cookies — even more when they have good tidings.
Good luck with the happy message!
There was a few years ago where I made a friend of mine a believer in the power of fortune cookies. Mind you, I don't remember what the fortune was, just that he told me it was way too prescient.
Mind if I ask why til July 16th?
Also: AWESOME fortune cookie. I got one a few months ago that said something vague like "that which you strive for is nearly upon you".
I'm hoping "nearly" was relative, as I haven't yet achieved "that which I strive for". So I completely understand!
L.T.- My last fortune cookie was on July 16th this year and it said, "Focus on your long-term goal. Your wish will be granted next year."
Since I know I can't have a book published in a year I take that to mean I'll have that magical agent call in a year. 🙂
I love fortune cookies. It will happen. You didn't need a fortune to tell you that.
I love fortune cookies, too! I even blogged about them a while back. On Tuesday, I went to lunch with my dad at an Asian restaurant, and my fortune said "Take the chance while you still have the choice." At first, I thought, "Cool! Take the chance to revise my novel and find an agent?" And then I thought, "Wait a sec. While I still have the choice? That's a bit ominous."
Your fortune is MUCH nicer. Hope it comes true!
I read your post, Laura, and I hope all your fortunes come true!
I also had no idea about fortune cookies being an American thing, introduced by the Japanese. I'm teaching that period of history right now and we were just talking about the Chinese Exclusion Act and all that. Now I can tell the students about fortune cookies too. Thanks!