Tagged by Lucky 7

So – who wants an excerpt from the much talked-about WIP we’ve been trying to sell to agents?

There’s this fun little blogging blitz called Lucky 7 Meme or 777 going around where writers are tagging other writers in a virtual game of IT. I was tagged by CC MacKenzie over at Fizz and Fangs (that’s an awesome name for a blog btw), but since all I’ve worked on for the last few months is my co-written WIP with Marcy I thought I’d share here.

The rules:

  • Go to page 77 of your current MSS/WIP
  • Go to line 7
  • Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written
  • Tag 7 other authors

OK – Confession: I had to cheat a little because following these rules exactly would have lifted an excerpt that didn’t really make any sense.

Zerynthia glanced at Kaduis where he stood conversing with the man she presumed to be his commander. The man had at least two dozen scalps at his belt, and the skin on his face was black with tattoos.

Zerynthia smiled. “The queens of Amazonia will show Scythia we are not their submissive slaves, shall we. In Greek, so they have no doubts.”

They reared up their horses in unison and had them take two hops on their hind legs. The horses came down on all four legs facing the Red. The Red stared ahead, faces stone-hard. Zerynthia’s nerves sang with the thrill of the moment.

Marpesia lifted her left arm, the white binding that wound from her shoulder to her wrist blinding as it reflected the sun. “We are free. We are equal.”

Zerynthia lifted her right arm, bound in white like Marpesia’s, spear in hand. “Death to men.”

Every Amazon assembled joined in the war cry.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Who’s IT now?

Tiffany White – Ooooh Factor

David Walker – at Where The Heart Is

Melinda VanLone – at Demons and Dark Chocolate

Jessica O’Neal – The Sexy Little Nerd

Debra Kristi – at Sparks In The Fire

Leanne Shirtliffe – The Ironic Mom

Kourtney Heintz

Make sure you check out our own blogs this week:

Marcy – Life At Warp 10

One Thing Magneto Got Right – What Magneto got right in the latest X-Men movie.

Dealing with Fairies – Does Forgiving Mean We Forget – Careful what you say to a fairy…

Lisa blogging Through The Fire

Sounds of Spring – What spring sound like at your house? My neighbors leave their windows open at night…

I Can’t Believe I Said That – Yes…Yes, I actually said all these things. I can laugh about it now.

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19 comments on “Tagged by Lucky 7

  1. I appreciate being chosen, Lisa and Marcy, but after being tagged in several different things like this, I decided to follow Kristen Lamb’s example and quit participating. Hope that doesn’t anger either of you.

    • Nope. Not at all. Kristen said not to participate? Hmmm…. Don’t remember that post. I just picked you because you’d mentioned you were working on a WIP. No pressure either way. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Are we allowed to cheat? 🙂 Mine falls in a less than exciting spot. But I got tagged in another game so I don’t know which to post this week and which to hold till next. Decisions, decisions.

    Amazons rule! The men don’t stand a chance. 😀 Sorry, Fabio. LOL

  4. You’re writing a book about Amazons? That is totally cool! I’m doing a course in Greek mythology right now and we just finished looking at the Amazons… wrote an essay about them… and thought they sounded really cool. 🙂 I want your book when it comes out!!!

  5. Good, I’m glad you’re cheating!!!!

    Who knows if there is anything interesting happening on page 77, line 7, for 7 lines.

    Like the names of your amazons! Am signing up for the letter! Yay! 🙂

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