I'm not sure how many people on this site would agree with me, but my view of spells is that they are just the physical acting out or consecration of your intentions, wishes, etc. As such, it's not important to me to follow a written spell to the letter. I think taking a private moment to have that dialogue is enough, basically.
That said! I have made a few "requests" over the last year for the same thing, and I feel pointedly ignored by THE UNIVERSE. Because they're "love spell"ish in nature, I've been fairly ambiguous about it. I have no desire to turn someone's will, etc. I think my intentions and requests have been pretty pure. And I think I have made them clearly. Still nothing, and no encouragement.
Would you call this bad timing or do you really think it matters to follow some book another person has written when it comes to my own communion with the forces of the universe? Because that sounds wrong to me.
Any thoughts? Thanks!