In my short writing career, I’ve ran across several coincidences that amaze me. Coincidences between my life and my writing. I posted my first story here, and now I’ll do a second, the most recent.
I like to think that they may be signs of good things to come. Now since I haven’t gotten anything published yet, related to these signs, it just may a far-in-advance sign. We’ll see.
Not long ago I participated in the Hookers and Hangers blogfest. Another participant gave me a terrific compliment on my mini-pitch of The Proper Way to Say Goodbye, which I also included in my posting. We went back and forth in e-mail a few times and decided to beta read for each other. Although I didn’t have a summary of her story, she had her first chapter posted on her blog, and it intrigued me too.
She got mine done quickly, and I’m getting closer to finishing up her story, but the interesting thing is the coincidences between our two stories.
-suicide of a loved one
-both our main characters love to run
-characters named Murphy. (Okay, hers is a dog, but still. Murphy is not a common name.)
These things are not huge, but when I got to the part where her Murphy (the dog) shows up, my mouth dropped. I couldn’t believe it.
So coincidence or sign?
I don’t know what it means, but I hope something good, for both of us.
Have you ever run into little coincidences in your writing journey?