Some people just seem to be winners. I am not. I can count on one hand the things I have won---Bingo at the Holiday Inn at the Lake of the Ozarks when I was nine, a book from a Brava authors chat, MAYBE one scratch off lottery ticket, and that is about it. And I do enter things. The literacy raffle at my local chapter's annual conference has become almost a joke to me. I'm hopeful. I buy $10 or $20 worth of tickets. I even try to size up the competition and go for bags with fewer tickets in them.
But do I win? Have I ever? NO. And to add insult to injury there are always a number of people who win like five basket--seriously...It is insane.
So, I am not a winner.
Have you noticed this phenomena too? What makes some people completely lucky and others black holes of loss? Is there a trick? Should I be bending one corner over another before I drop the ticket into the bag? Should only wear red socks or green underwear on days I want to win? Or should I pull out my old rabbit's foot--which we all know wasn't lucky for the rabbit at all.
What are your tricks? Are you a folder or do you put your entry sheet in flat? Do you send in a colored post card, or stick with white? Do you have a method for picking your lottery numbers or do you let the machine?
What? What am I doing wrong? I really want to know.
Side note (okay sneaky promotion) for those of you feeling lucky. I'm hosting a 30 day promotion called a Full Moon of Werewolves on my personal blog. I'm giving a way $100 in werewolf books, five copies of Guardian's Keep and a copy of Midnight Cravings. Plus many of my guests are giving away books too. To enter you just go to my blog and make comments on as many Full Moon posts as you like. Here's the schedule with more details. And here is the link to pull up all the Full Moon posts. Be a winner! Stop by!
(Do you like how I started this out as a totally legitimate blog post and twisted it into total pimpage?) But hey, you can win free stuff!