Monday, May 21, 2012

The Lucky 7 MeMe - Lucky me!

Last week I was tagged for  The Lucky 7 MeMe by Nick Wilford. Not having the faintest idea of what to blog about today, I realized how remarkable the timing was on this.  Thanks Nick!  I ended up using my current WIP, Mystic Deeds.  This novel has been kicking me in the a** for far too long and now it's my turn to do the a** kicking!  I was even more surprised that I had 77 pages for this meme, discovering I actually had 83.  Woot!  Now all I have to do is finish the darn thing.  I actually joined June Novel Writing Month the try to do just that.  I need to write least 1700 words a day in order to do so.  Wish me luck!

Here's how it works.  

Go to page 77 of your current MS
Go to line 7
Copy down the next 7 lines as they're written-- no cheating!
Tag 7 other writers
Let them know!

Here's page 77 from my current WIP, Mystic Deeds.  In my MS, I promise it's 7 lines, but somehow my blog pushed it to eleven. Sorry.

By Barron Strig’s order, Triley slipped a poison—a Merth herb called feralic— into Baron Omitt’s bath. Once finely ground its potency quadrupled, creating an odorless powder that when submerged in water, could seep through the body’s skin, penetrate into one’s brain cells and suffocate a victim in a slow, painful death. It happened exactly that way for Omitt and no one was the wiser. With two of the original seven Barons already dead, none dared asked questions.  Now the remaining knew they had to watch their backs. And so by the time the remaining Black Barons convened, they were all too happy to set Strig’s attention back on the five Svenian escapees.

That's it.  And now here are seven writers I've picked to pass it on! If you have already received The Lucky 7 Meme, don''t worry, post something else you're working on.

Mina Lobo
Judy Ann Davis
Cheryl Schmidt
Danielle B.
Michael Pierce

I hope everyone has a killer week!

Remember, if you have news you'd like me to share, shoot me an email and I'll be sure and share. :)

Mina B.


Lynn Proctor said...

wow what a horrible way to die!

Kyra Lennon said...

I just shuddered, reading that! Great stuff!

Morgan said...

I love this 7 MeMe thing! Too fun. And fantastic work, Mina... it was waaaay fun to dive into your project for that moment! :D

Elise Fallson said...

So glad we don't have a bath tub in my house! :D
Great excerpt and great a** kicking!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Riveting passage!

Cecilia M. said...

Gosh! That was quite horrible way to go. I shuddered :D that's when you know you've done a great job..when the reader shudders..hahah Great 7, Mina. :)

Allison said...

Intriguing! Good luck on your manuscript.

Allison (Geek Banter)

DonnaGalanti said...

Shivers! What a dastardly way to die. Love your thinking, Mina! heh heh. Cant wait to see some other inventive death scenes you come up with!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Now that's a pretty nasty death! Drowning him in the bath would have been quicker and more merciful.

Mina Lobo said...

Oooh, digging the intrigue - makes me think of "The Tudors." Well, in a fantastical sorta way; you know what I mean. :-)

Thanks for the tag! I anticipate getting my blurb up on Thursday.

Some Dark Romantic

Michael Pierce said...

Thanks Mina for the mention! Powerful excerpt, and I certainly don't want to die that way. The June novel writing challenge sounds daunting, but when you break it up to 1700 words a day, it sounds possible.

Grover said...

Very flattered to have been picked but I'm actually not a writer (the only thing I do which could even vaguely be considered as 'writing' is my blog).

Susan Roebuck said...

That's a potent powder for sure. I'm so intrigued to know the rest of the story - very Macchiavelian (I don't think I spelt that right)

J. A. Bennett said...

Sounds interesting! I'd read on :)

S. L. Hennessy said...

Here's the thing I hate about these memes - you only friggin get 7 lines. Where's the rest?!?!?!

michelle said...

A slow and painful death in a warm, relaxing environment? *shudders*
Really nasty but quite imaginative!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, death and poison, always compelling stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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