Lucky #7

I found a four-leaf clover in my back yard.

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Lucky Clover

I’m really hoping it’s a sign of good luck. Due to recent events, I have found that certain things are beyond our control. No matter how hard we may work at something, there are times when the stars have to align just right in order for that door to open, and isn’t that sort of what luck is? But enough about that.

A new blog I recently found is StaceyOneale.com. In one of her posts she mentions The Lucky 7 Game.

The actual rules are:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 of your current manuscript.
  • Go down to the seventh line and copy the 7 sentences that follow.
  • Then, after pasting those, tag 7 authors.

I’ll skip the tagging part, however, if you are an author (or just like to write as a hobby) feel free to leave your response in the comments below. I would love to see what you’re working on.

So this is from my work in progress YA Fantasy – Amniese the Forgotten One

Page 7:

Her lovely reddish-brown hair was kept short, a common feature in Piskie Clan fashion, and her smooth skin was the color of fresh mint.

She often wore short, pleated skirts with ruffles, lace, satin, and ribbons that floated away from her body with every dainty turn she took. When she walked it was almost like a dance. Always stepping lightly on the balls of her feet, rarely did she let her heel touch the ground. The envy of all the other girls, Anessa found great pleasure in picking on Amniese. She was rarely seen without Jewels hanging on her every word.

 

And for fun – Page 77:

Then she grew to experiment with her magic, combining smaller spells to make new spells. Her skills and curiosity reminded him even more of the woman from his past.

Before long Amniese would create spells just for him, thoughtful spells like sending him apples from her world, well at least trying to. She hadn’t quite mastered the transference spell, but he was confident in her. Deep down he secretly feared the time when she would master it.

Given that it was such an important day for her, Llyr wanted to give her something special. He had a particular item in mind.

 

Now that I see it pulled out of context, I think I need to make some changes. This has been the current cycle. I put the manuscript aside (after editing it and sometimes rewriting it) then go back and edit it some more.

My husband says it’s time to kick the baby out of the nest and see what the professionals have to say. Though I fear my current project still needs work, I do agree with him.

I have more ideas and other manuscripts I am working on, so I’ll keep writing and learning.

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Amniese in Still Shadows

Just as this photo of Amniese staring longingly into the forest outside, I am trying to be patient with myself.

 

Now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Here’s a taste of my YA Urban Fantasy Work in Progress –The Desire:

Page 7:

Their very existence had driven me. Yet they remained discarded and gathering dust.

Had I ever cared for any of them? I knew what it felt like in the moments of passion, when I was so consumed by their existence. However, I could no longer evoke the same desire for any of them. Without a second thought I had moved on to my next obsession. Would something or someone else come along that I would desire more than Yue?

Page 77:

Behind the glass and chicken wire, oddly shaped swords spiraled and waved like something out of a fantasy movie. Other weapons lined the wall near the case.

Wooden swords, and bows with rubber arrows, were locked down with chains. There was an obstacle course next to the weapons. Everything from parallel bars to long metal hoops were set up like a gymnastic competition.

My eyes swooped across the room and I wondered how they could allow a monster like me in a room full of potential health hazards?

“Let’s see what you’ve got,” Dr. Aiden said as he unsheathed a narrow rapier from the cane he held.

 

If you have a story you’re working on, or something you are desperately waiting for, feel free to share your struggles, advice, and success in the comments. You are not alone, friend. Someday I hope we all have that shining moment when our dreams come true!

~ Creative Crafting Everyone

 

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