WIP monday: lucky 7 meme

Alina Sayre tagged me for the lucky 7 meme (thanks, Alina!). The rules are:

1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript/work-in-progress (or page 7 if you don’t have 77).
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.

Here’s an excerpt from my current novel WIP, The-Book-Known-As-Kai (it really should have a better title by now, but I think we can all acknowledge that titling my stories is a skill I could work on).

Okay, I’m a little nervous posting this because it is raw first draft. Let’s just say that I tend to be wordy in my first drafts (of anything).

*takes deep breath*

She’d lost control. She’d let the beast back into her head, let it ride along for its acute senses, let it take over. She’d been so proud of how well she’d done in New Warden, how she’d pulled herself up from the bestial savagery that had characterized her life in Ydrael. She’d let herself feel victorious, but tonight had shown how hollow that triumph was.

She’d prospered without the beast in New Warden because she hadn’t needed it. New Warden was a gentler place which valued intellect and personality more than strength and agility.

Here in Ain, the beast was a temptation for the strength it brought her.

Since I’m a writer and thus not known for my strong math skills, I’m tagging the following 4 people:

  1. Liana Mir
  2. Kirsten at Write a Book With Me
  3. Lisa at Writing, Dreams & Drops of Ink
  4. Prue at What’s It All About?

sunday update

Just getting back into the whole writing thing again. I wrote a couple more thousand words on Secret Project, got Kai’s book past 80K and tinkered around some more with queries.

How’s it going on your end?

sunday update

I haven’t done a Sunday update in a while. Last time I checked in here with my stats, Kai’s book stood at 69, 616 words. Now it’s at 76, 482 words. Progress!

How about you?

sunday update

Kai’s book (total): 69,616 words
Kai’s book (new): 1,494 words

I’m taking a break from writing Kai’s book to work on other things. I wrote a 1600-word short story, tweaked the synopsis of Quartz, and began writing an outline of Kai’s book as a road map for getting to THE END. We’re taking the upcoming week off from school (if the public schools are doing it, so will we!) and my writing plan is a healthy mix of submission-type things and for-fun things. More on this later.

Also, some folks over on the HtTS/HTRYN boards have started a Write a Book With Me blog, where you can post your daily wordcounts, and get support and accountability from other writers. They’re holding a contest with a fun prize to inaugurate the new blog, so check it out.

sunday update

Kai’s book (total): 68,122 words
Kai’s book (new): 4,250 words