Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lucky 7 Meme Part 2: My WiP

I got tagged for the Lucky 7 Meme again! (Thanks, Megan!) This time I'm actually past 77 pages on my work in progress, so even though I have no idea where this will land once the first draft is finished, here's a (rough, unedited, unbetaed or CP'd) scene from The Last Lightning Prince.

In case you forgot, here are the rules for the Lucky 7 Meme:

Go to page 77 in your current MS/WIP
Go to line 7
Copy down the next 7 lines--sentences or paragraphs--and post them as they're written. No cheating.
Tag 7 authors.
Let them know.

Once again, consider yourself tagged if you haven't been already & link back to my comments so I can come find you!

Without further ado...


Cambria slid across the back seat, not bothering with a seat belt before Ben laid Raiden down across her lap. She brushed the hair from his eyes, still sealed tight, and kissed his clammy forehead.

Every bump along the field jarred Raiden’s body, his face contracting with pain each time the Bronco lurched.

“Hold tight,” Cambria whispered. “Almost there.”

The cabin came into view, still standing firm despite the storms.

Cambria settled Raiden into the bed, giving him the last of the Flowering Ash stashed in the cabin. She turned to see Ben starting a fire in the hearth.


There you go! Not the best transition I've ever written, but what do I expect from a first draft?


  1. Wow, Jenny, you've packed a lot into those 7 lines. Great writing. :)

  2. Thanks, Linda! I have a feeling this scene will end up much later in the final draft, but it's a fun place to pick up for this!