Why are we supposed to fear the number 13? It's only a fear in the western culture, so it has to be something only we accept...the digging I have done relates back to the Last Supper, when there were the 12 disciples plus Jesus at the table, hence 13 diners. Since we all know how unlucky some of the diners were, the number fear relates to that.
If you do have paraskevedekatriaphobia you are having a particularly angst-filled year. There was a Friday the 13th in January, now 13 weeks later we are having another one. And yup, in 13 weeks we will have another one! So 3 in one year, separated by 13 weeks each! Pretty scary, eh keeds? (Obscure SCTV reference...smile if you remember their TV host, The Count.)
And if you are the superstitious kind, you are probably already squigged out by this being the year the Mayans supposedly ended their long-count calendar on, so December 21, 2012 is the important date. I don't waste my time worrying about things like that, because with 3 kids in college and multiple jobs, I don't really have time to write books AND worry!
Speaking of books, I've got one already done, and I'm about to finish my first paranormal romance dealing with Mayans, blood sacrifice, and vampires. This one stems from two dreams...the first one presented me with the heroine and I wrote notes on a scrap of paper. I had already written the first chapter when I had a second dream, mind you, months later. This one had a vampire who informed me that HE is the hero for her, not the guy I had already envisioned. I tried to explain to him that I've sworn off of vampires because they've been so over-done, but he was insistent. Then she chimed in to agree with him. So I had to agree.
No title yet, but the story is so interesting that even my sons who never want to read Mom's porn, have expressed interest in reading it when I'm done. There will be a sequel, but I'm not sure about that story arc yet...I'll wait for another dream.
Happy Friday the 13th. Me, I'm just happy to have some time off to get some writing done. Make your own luck today!