I know a lot of people tell me they don't believe in superstition. And if I ask you, you might say, "no, I don't believe in superstition." But are you telling me the truth?
Are you telling me that you have NEVER encountered a ladder and decided to go around it? Or did you walk under it? Do you know someone who has broken a mirror? Or have you broken a mirror?
What about a black cat? I don't even have to tell you the superstition on a black cat...I bet you know it.
Growing up my granny told me a lot of superstition. As I got older, I just assumed they were rules, rules that EVERYONE lived by. I'll never forget the time I was at a new friends house eating dinner and the salt shaker was knocked over. Immediately I grabbed it and began to toss the salt over my shoulder. I'll never forget the look on my friend's family faces. They had no clue what I was doing.
Another time, at that same friend's house, I crawled into her window really late at night so her parents wouldn't see me. In fact, it was two am...Unfortunately her parents caught me and asked me to leave. I reopened the window to crawl back out. Her mom insisted I got out the front door like most normal people. I refused. After all granny told me to always leave a house the way you came in.
As I got even older, like college, my friends really thought I was a little too freaky. Doesn't everyone eat an apple at midnight on Christmas Eve/ Christmas morning for good luck?
Of course I have instilled all these RULES in my four teenage boys, and now their friends think they are a little freaky. (LOVE MY LITTLE FREAKS) And I thought about all the situations I could put one of my characters in if I made every chapter a different superstition and she encountered that superstition. Wouldn't that be funny??
NEVER TELL YOUR DREAMS BEFORE BREAKFAST will be out in spring 2012. It's the third book in The Grandberry Falls series. And I'm so excited to be writing this book right now!
I know there is a little bit of superstition in each and every one of you! What are some of them? I might use them in my novel!
OH....remember, never tell your dreams before breakfast!!!