Sunday, 17 June 2012

My Lucky Seven

Some of you may have noticed a little game of tag going around. It's called 'Lucky Seven'. Well, I've been tagged twice by my writing friends Imogene Nix and Annie Seaton. The challenge is that you go to your current 'Work In Progress' (mine is the sequel to 'What Happens In Ireland...', 'Deceive me in Ireland') and you have to post seven lines/sentences of your work as it is.
These are my seven lines:

His green eyes lit up. Cara burned beneath them.

‘I donna think I’ve introduced myself,’ he said, offering her his hand.  ‘I’m Patrick. Patrick O’Leary.’

Accepting it, Cara hoped her cheeks didn’t look as red as they felt.

Unfortunately, her reaction to his touch was far more than she’d predicted. When she’d seized his hand, pleasure swamped her. His palm was rough. Calloused. But she wasn’t repulsed by it. She was tantalized. The slight friction it created against her skin was electrifying.
Well, I hope that was a little entertaining for you all. Now to nominate my new lucky seven:

- Rachael Johns
- Pat McDermont
- Fiona Palmer
- Coleen Kwan
- Nessa Mills
- Cathryn Hein
-Lucinda Brant

Now girls, here's what you have to do:

§Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
§Go to line 7
§Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
§ Tag 7 other authors to do the same
Have fun everyone, don't forget to post a link in a comment here.


  1. Great work Whitney. Can't wait for the book!

  2. Me either. I'm dying to write. But I've been banned for the next two weeks. Aiming to do 2k a day if not more during the holidays.

  3. Hi Whitney! I don't have my own blog and I have no idea how to tag others, but here is my page 7 & 7 sentences from my WIP just for you! Though, as you can see, I can't count either! ; - )

    “Tea, Semper.”
    “Yes, my lord.” Semper peered keenly at his master. He asked the question, though he prayed he knew the answer. His lordship had not touched a drop of alcohol in two years. “Your lordship hasn’t...You’ve not taken something stronger?”
    Good God! How he wished to drink something stronger! If ever there was a time and a good reason to break his vow and return to the bottle, this was it. But he shook his head and said evenly,
    “No. Just tea. Perhaps bring some of those little macaroons Her Highness favors so much.”

  4. Hahahaha. I saw mine as seven lines, not sentences lol. Lines worked better for me lol (though I did fail math lol). That's great. Thank, Lucinda!

  5. Very intriguing seven lines, Whitney. I shall have to dig up my lines from the ms I'm currently editing.

    1. Can't wait, Coleen. Best of luck with the editing. Can't wait for the big day. :)