Friday, April 13, 2012

Playing along with Lucky 7

No, I wasn't tagged, but I was intrigued. And really, what better way to tune out not one, but two mother freaking robins now pelting my window, than by scrolling through my WIP to see if it passes the Lucky 7 test?

Bird lover disclaimer: These birds have covered my deck railing in bird poo because they sit there all day between attacking my window and sitting in the tree ten feet away when I bang on the window. I put big white clings on the outside of my window. I put a huge freaking hawk cling on my window. I even taped a 3ft by 4ft piece of paper to the outside of my window (which blocks a lot of my needed natural lighting, I'll have you know) and still, the stupid robins are hurling themselves at the very edges, were a one inch strip of window is still there. (Hey, I need some sunlight, all right?) What the hell, you stupid, poopy robins? What the hell?

So this Lucky 7 thing is to see if your WIP holds up to the 'is this interesting all the way through test'. Something should be happening on every page. The rules to the Lucky Seven are as follows:
*Open the document for your current MS/WIP
*Go to page 7 or to page 77
*Go to line 7
*Copy the next 7 lines (sentences or paragraphs) and post them exactly as they are written. No changing or cheating!

Here is the designated excerpt:

He felt her neck. Dead. A perfectly good breeder, dead. Dread took hold of him. “Did Jack kill her or you? What happened here?”

The Simple backed away. He shook his head, but didn’t utter a word.


Nothing better than a body to spice things up! If you feel like playing along, consider yourself tagged.

12 comments:

  1. Okay, that passes the interesting test for sure. What a great game!

    Sounds like your windows are too clean, if birds keep thinking they can get in. Have you been washing windows when you should be writing?? ;)

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  2. Not me, my husband did though. He even put rain-x on them so they stay clean...unfortunately. The silly thing is, with that huge piece of paper on the outside, they will fly UNDER the paper to have room to attack the window. Seriously, these are some angry, crazy birds.

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  3. Definitely proof of the pudding, Jean.

    And you were implicitly tagged here because you follow my blog, and you wanted to give it a go.

    P.S. I call your one body and raise you two beheadings :)

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    1. Awesome. I knew I'd seen a mass tagging somewhere! I've been so darn busy with work though that I didn't jump on it at the time and then couldn't remember where I'd seen it.

      P.S. I'll throw in a bear attack.

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    2. Them's fighting words! I counter your bear with my pack of hokloks.

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    3. You leave me no choice. I'm tossing in three pretty women with knives, who aren't afraid to use them.

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  4. Oh! Be still, my beating heart :D

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  5. I had a robin doing the same to my window a couple years ago. They will never ever stop. You have to find its nest (It'll be very close, because its protecting tits territory.) and remove it. Then the bird will move on to nest somewhere else.

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    1. Yeah, the tree it built it's nest in is only four teat away. (That's a special typo for you. ;) )

      I finally covered the window with fabric on the outside so I have some degree of sunlight in that room. The second the wind blows it up though, BAM! They're right back at the window.

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  6. Okay, that's supposed to be "its territory", and I did not do that on purpose.

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  7. Normally, I don't give a shit about typos, but I felt that one needed to be addressed.

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    1. ROFL. I light of the last one, yeah. William appreciates it.

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