I have been tagged by Teresa Cypher in the Lucky Seven Meme. What is a meme? Okay, not everybody knows–I didn’t but Teresa explained that a meme is an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.
Although this is a fun idea, those whom I tag need not feel compelled to participate; I know we all have such busy lives. But … you DO get to post a snippet of your WIP… and connect with other bloggers via this exercise 🙂
These rules I copied straight from Teresa’s blog: Once you are tagged:
*go to page 77 of your current WIP *go to line 7
*copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as written and post them on your blog or website *tag 7 other authors
*let them know they’ve been tagged
The seven I am tagging are:
1. Joan Hazel at Momma Joan Explains It All
2. Stephen Swartz Deconstruction of the Sekuatean Empire
3. Kathleen Barker at “Dashboard Confessions of an Undisciplined Mind’
4. Brooklyn Hudson at Wishbone & More
5. Carlie Cullen at Carlie M A Cullen
6. Lisa Zhang Wharton at Eccentric Asians and Man Eating Pandas
7. Johanna Garth at Losing Sanity
Every one of these blogs is a blog that I follow regularly. They are all writers that I respect immensely and I highly recommend them to you!
When I am done here, I am heading back to the links on Teresa’s blog at ‘Dreamers, Lovers and Star Voyagers’ to visit the other Lucky Seven participants.
What I am working on today is a prequel to ‘Tower of Bones’ and the working title is: Wynn Farmer, Lightning Mage and it is a tale of Neveyah, one that covers the adventures of Edwin’s grandfather and Father Rall. This tale is not as serious and dark as Tower of Bones, and Wynn himself is hilarious. He has trouble behaving himself around girls, and he is the inadvertent center of the storm at all times!
And without further ado…
Laboriously Wynn crawled over to Jules’ mangled body, using his own rather bloody shirt to staunch the blood that oozed from Jules’ forehead as best as he could. Wynn checked his pulse, picking the shrapnel out of his friend’s face and clothes. As far as he could tell Jules was just stunned, but he was covered in bloody gouges from the shrapnel. Absently Wynn noticed that he was himself also covered with bloody gouges, and his own face was beginning to sting. The stinging immediately escalated to agony, and the courtyard began to slowly spin.
Jules lay there stunned, staring at the sky and feeling like his skin was on fire.
My publisher and I have selected an actual title for this work-in-progress, but that title will remain a secret until the book is published. This MS is in the raw first draft stage, and is not yet finished. Once finished, it will need two more serious re-writes before it is even ready to be given to a Beta Reader. It is one of my favorites and is 3/4 of the way finished! I am also working on a new novel based in the world of Waldeyn for FIBP, a tale called ‘Huw, the Bard’. It is a companion book to ‘The Last Good Knight’. I also have a sequel to Tower of Bones in the works, one that continues Edwin’s tale. That book is complete, and is scheduled for the second draft in May, at which point I will give it to the beta readers.
In the meantime, I have been sampling southern cuisine rather heavily, and touring the Kennedy Space Center. I have been visiting my brother and his wife, and we have been seeing the sights! Still, the writing continues, because I just can’t stop!