Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Special things: Meet my lucky duck

He hasn't a name but he is definitely male. I've had him for a long time, ever since I was a little girl. My great aunt Jessie was a firm believer in lucky ducks and bought me this little blue one so I could have my own bit of luck. I chose him for his cheerful yellow bill and his lovely sky-blue plumage.

The lucky duck has perched on every ms that I've sent out. Now my mss are sent out in email form, my duck always perches on top of my computer on the night before I post. When he's not sitting on manuscripts, he glides on top of my mobile phone as it lies on the bookcase, waiting for THE CALL from a big movie producer.

Well, a duck and a girl can dream!

Lindsay

13 comments:

Kimm said...

He's a cutie alright!

Margaret Tanner said...

Ooh your little blue duck is a real cutie pie.
Cheers
Margaret

Jane Richardson, writer said...

I LOVE him! What a cool luvaduck! He's a duck with vibes! Give him a pat from me, Lindsay!

Jane x

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Kimm, Margaret and Jane - I'm glad you like him!

Keena Kincaid said...

Ah, he's so cute. I may have to get my own lucky duck. I have Dopey the Happy Turtle who sits at my computer. He's tiny, green plastic thing with bug eyes. I found him on the sidewalk in college and he's been with me ever since.

Linda Banche said...

How cute! Duck fanatic that I am, I never thought of having a lucky duck.

Kaye Manro said...

I love it. He is so cute! I'm glad he's there for you, Lindsay. It's great to have a luck duck dream too.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Thanks, Keena! I love the idea of your turtle, Dopey - he sounds adorable.
Hi Linda - maybe ask for a lucky duck for Xmas?
Hi Kaye - thanks. I love him, too.

Celia Yeary said...

LINDSAY--too cute! I have nothing to speed my submissions along, or help them hatch into blockbusters. I need to get something. Celia

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Celia, at this rate I may have my next contest with a lucky duck prize. (Not my blue one, of course!)

Savanna Kougar said...

A blue lucky ducky... he is a cutie. I may have to get a lucky duck. Currently I have Gumby and Pokey perched on top of my monitor, plus my two beanie baby horses, one a mustang and one a pink little girl.
I also have a small realistic looking turtle that came with the house, sitting on my desk.
Plus, there's my Breyer Arab stallion that I got in childhood.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Savanna - they sound lovely, espec your Breyer Arab stallion.
Turtles seem to pop up, don't they?

Happy Thanksgiving!

LK Hunsaker said...

Aww, he's adorable! Hope the luck he brings you just keeps growing.