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The "7" meme

No one has tagged me, but I'm giving this a shot because it intrigues me.

1. Go to page 77 (or 7th) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.

The rules are confusing, so I'm doing it the way I've seen others do it (ie: it sounds like you're supposed to copy lines w/o breaking them into sentences, but I'm going to copy sentences).

My current WIP is 21 pages long (a multiple of 7!) but, the sentences that would get copied from that are super rough, and will likely be changed the next time I work on it...so I'm opting to use The King's Heart instead. It is still in the unedited state.

Aside: The contract for The King's Heart says published in May or June 2012, but since I haven't even gotten it back for the first run-through yet I'm suspecting it is delayed. Okay with me, because The King's Tale published in July, it would be cool if the sequel also published in July.

The way I have the manuscript formatted, page 77 only has 5 lines, so I went on to page 78, and here are the 7 sentences after line 7:

Although he was loath to admit it to his trusted advisors, Christopher felt some sense of relief that his kingdom would be left in the good hands of his oldest friend.

It was a somber party that departed in the gloom of early morning.

Although peace reigned within Lysnowydh, and all of Cornwall, it was not seemly for the King to travel with only his body servant.

The men selected to accompany them were well seasoned, and all were well known to Dafydd.

It was not Christopher's intent to come upon him with a regiment, and drag him back to the keep, as such he made it clear to all that it was a friendly party that rode the countryside, e'en though in his own heart he became more desperate with each passing day.

This trip differed from Christopher's summer journey through his kingdom in more than one way.

During summer months, the group frequently dallied between stops, camping out and sleeping beneath the stars.


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Mar. 27th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
Interesting excerpt which has me intrigued.

I did the meme on FB then realised after I posted that I was supposed to tag people. Oops.
Mar. 27th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
I think posting this excerpt did the trick...I got the blurb questionnaire today! So, the ball is rolling. I'm so excited to share the story...this excerpt came at an inopportune place I think ;)

I'm 70% through Shadowboxing now...I read it every morning now :)

I didn't tag anyone either, so no worries on that front!
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