As Sam Cooke famously sang, “It’s been a long time coming.” For several things, actually. It seems like ages ago that Therese Walsh tagged me for the Lucky 7 Meme. And it’s been even longer since I did a blog post. I was just out of the box on blogging, and…Boom! Had a relapse of my radial tunnel syndrome. But I’m not here to whine, and I am feeling much better. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent me well-wishes through the last few weeks.
Anyway, if you aren’t already familiar, the rules are as follows:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy down the next seven lines/sentences as they are – no cheating
- Tag 7 other authors
Mine are from my most recent manuscript, The Severing Son, which is a prequel to my trilogy. It’s the story of the trilogy’s primary protagonist Thaedan’s father, Vahldan. Here Vahldan is meeting Thaedan’s maternal grandfather–Thadmeir, the Wulthus clan chieftain–for the first time:
“My Lord, it is not my place to question my queen. I care only that she bid us to seek you, and you alone.” Icannes tilted her head and waited. The others cast their eyes to the floor as well; all but the eldest boy, whose defiant eyes remained locked on his.
Thadmeir rose, stepping down from the dais to stand before the son of his brother’s killer. He was chagrinned to see that the young man was already as tall as he, and perhaps even outweighed him. Has it really been so long, that the product of that despicable union is nigh a man already?
So now I’ve got to find seven to tag who haven’t already been through this. My apologies if you have. Everyone else, please check these guys out. They’re all wonderful tribe-mates.
The next victims are:
No pressure to play. You can do your own post, but I know some of those I’m tagging don’t blog. So you can put your seven lines in the comments here, put them in the comments to the facebook link, or keep your seven to yourself until release day. It’s up to you. Whatever you choose, may the odds be ever in your favor. I do plan on posting a few blogs in the near future, so please stay tuned.