Lucky 7

June 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm (Elliot, Fervor, Fiona, Links, Sam, writing)

Tag, I’m it.

Bruce Blake hit me up to be part of this Lucky 7 meme. In Bruce’s words, here’s how it works:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Copy down the next seven lines/sentences exactly as they are
  • Tag 7 other authors

I know it’s not my usual blog day, but I skipped Monday’s review, so I’m game. I’m currently working on “Providence,” book four of my Fervor dystopian science fantasy, so let’s see what’s happening on page 7. My protagonist Sam is discussing with his closest friend a problem involving their Keeper, Fiona. Remember, this is first draft so it still needs serious edits:

He always felt better with Elliot around, someone older and more experienced – someone who was native to the mainland and had knowledge of the history and politics there. Elliot had been the one who had helped Fiona through her last bout of serious drama, when she had been having difficulty coping with her extremely accelerated change from child to adult. Sam was convinced that Elliot would know how to handle this too, or if not him, then possibly Elaine. Sam also knew that one of the reasons Elliot left Providence as often as he could find an excuse to was because he was not terribly comfortable around the refugees from Fervor, and had been hoping to have Elaine with him to make life in their safe haven more bearable. But she had chosen not to go with them, and had remained in Windlea instead, she claimed out of a sense of duty for her people from Elevation still there. Whatever her reason for staying behind, Sam was fairly certain it had been a huge blow to Elliot’s ego, and likely to his heart as well.

    “We can’t rely on Elliot to solve everything for us.

Now I pass the baton to seven others – how about:

DA Chaney

Ren Garcia

Tami Parrington

Michel Vaillancourt

Kody Boye

Jade Feldman

TW Brown


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