Lucky 7s All the Way

… across the sky …

Anywho! Kristin has been on a tagging binge lately, because she tagged everybody in the whole world to do the Lucky 7 Meme. And honestly, it’s fun so I did it twice! Once with FRACTURED RADIANCE and once with RED SKY. Obviously, FR’s is … super rough. Because it’s NEVER BEEN EDITED. So … don’t think too lowly of me, eh?

And, for anyone who hasn’t seen this yet (aka anyone living under a rock), here are the rules:

  1. Go to page 77 of my WIP
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy the next 7 lines, AS ARE (no cheating, no tweaking, no polishing for any reason at all) and paste them into a blog post (thus here we are) to share with the world
  4. Tag 7 other authors
Here are the lines from FRACTURED RADIANCE:

“Do you have them, too?” Lia asked.

“I do, but different ones. We each have our own unique abilities. And that’s something you need to remember: V is powerful. And she’s incredibly intelligent, so don’t underestimate her.

“One more thing.” Dr. Hamdal’s mood lightened, though serious. He stood up straight and cast one more sweeping look around the street. Then he smiled. “It’s up to you, of course.”

Umm … there are definitely stronger 7-line-segments in this novel, but oh well! Rules are rules!


And now for the selection from RED SKY (because it’s still a work-in-progress, even if it’s not my active one):

“Julie needs to see you in the office,” he says. I climb down and he fills the empty seat. Another guard sits on main stand. I guess Connor’s been talking with Julie. I hadn’t even noticed he was gone.

“I’ve got my water now,” Connor says after straightening his hat, still wet from jumping in.

“Thanks,” I say. “You saved me.”

“I saved the kid,” he says, his eyes already on the pool in front of him.

And … there it is. Wow, lots of dialogue tags. I’m itching to edit this, but I resist! It’s probably pretty obvious what’s going on here, but I won’t say just in case there is some mystery. Ooooooo O_o

And I tag … anyone who hasn’t done it yet. Because I’m super behind on blog reading, but so far, it seems like I’m the last to play. So if there’s anyone out there that’s even later to the party … here’s your invite!

Posted by

I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

7 thoughts on “Lucky 7s All the Way

    1. Thanks! And, at first I was like, Cool! And then I was like, Duh! Julie’s a great character. She’s got a serious ‘tude and freckles and she’s very no-nonsense. :)

  1. Nice! Love the one from RED SKY, especially. I did this thing too, but I had to post from page 7. My page 77’s were straight up embarrassing, haha.

    PS: Your comments won’t let me post the same way anymore… Now I have to plug into Twitter or Facebook… hmm…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s