Writers are a superstitious lot. Add more than a wee touch of Irish to my DNA and you have a nice brew of “do this, don’t do that.”
I’ve been known to stay home in pj’s on Friday the 13th. I always have a favorite note-taking pen that I can’t start work without. I will NEVER walk under a ladder and always toss spilled salt over my left shoulder.
One thing I don’t worry about is black cats. They can’t help being black and they didn’t ask to be thought of as bad luck. Since we have two in the house; Athena and Aphrodite, we really can’t help having them cross our paths. They haven’t become my writing buddies, but I do enjoy having them around to pet and cuddle.