Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme

The lovely Lena Corazon has tagged me as one of her Lucky 7 to share a snippet from my work in progress.  This meme is winding its way around a bunch of authors you know, enabling us all to have a peek at the work of people all around us.  Take a look at Lena's  work - she's shared 7 sentences from page 77 of PATH TO THE PEACOCK THRONE, her WIP.

Here is mine:

7 lines from page 77 of Boundless as the Sea

Odd, to stab a man like a side of beef.   Not as easy as it looked.   The man staggered, his hands on Cranbourne’s shoulders.  He stepped back, let him fall.  Left the knife where it was.  

“Hey!”  Cranbourne’s voice was harsh, broken like a stage whisper.  That would be the punch to the throat he had endured earlier.  The fourth man glanced back, saw his fallen comrades.  He made a good decision, and ran.

Cranbourne watched him go.  There was no heart in him for a chase, not with blood crusting his mouth and bruises stiffening every muscle in his body.
And now who to pick?  Here are my seven tags:








And here's what they have to do:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP

2. Go to line 7

3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.

4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.


Joanna Shupe said...

I love this idea! Of course, mine isn't going to make much sense outside of context. Here's seven lines from Page 77 of my WIP, "Drawn to the Earl":

"Precisely what you should do. Lemarc must make deliveries, either at the shop directly or discreetly at a pre-arranged location. Follow the shopkeeper and you will find your man."

"Hardly seems worth hiring a Runner over. And who knows how often a delivery transpires? It must take weeks to create some of those pieces."

"Ready to give up, are you?"

Simon shot him a dark glance. "Not bloody likely."

"Good. Then hire a few boys to keep a watch on the place. Now, what—"

Meg McNulty said...

I love this! The best bit about this meme is reading these intriguing snippets. Can't wait to read more - is this the WIP you're currently looking to be published? Mx

David A Ludwig said...

Loved your first line. "Odd, to stab a man like a side of beef."

Seems like the meme landed on a good opening hook. I definitely need to read one of your full works some time.

Meg McNulty said...

Thank you! It landed in the midst of an action scene, as you might have gathered. You got yours up yet?

Katherine Bone said...

Okay, I'm late but here's mine from my WIP, LOST TREASURE, CAPTIVE PRINCESS.

“Tell the prince, I won’t be joining him,” she said.

The butler tried to mask his annoyance, but a slight tick in his left eye gave him away. “And what excuse shall I give Prince Montovanni, Signorina,” he asked.

“Tell him… tell him, I’m tired,” she said. It was the truth. She’d only had eight hours of sleep in the past forty-eight hours. “And,” she added, “I don’t wish to be disturbed.”

“As you wish, Signorina,” the butler said, frowning.

With an abrupt turn, Gian-Paulo’s servant disappeared down the long narrow hallway. The man was devoted to Gian-Paulo, evidence enough to warrant her distrust.

David A Ludwig said...

It was hard finding one since I'm technically between works, but mine is up.

Meg McNulty said...

@katherine Oooh! Is Gian-Paulo a hero or a baddie? I have to know!

Lena Corazon said...

Squee, so glad to see you posted yours! And David's right, that first line is fantastic. Great action scene -- definitely leaves me dying to read the rest.

Meg McNulty said...

Glad you like it! :-)

Katherine Bone said...

Gian-Paulo is the hero, of course. LOL! I like them very Alpha. ;)

Meg McNulty said...

YEAY! I was hoping so. No red high heels *hopeful grin*?