1. Go to page 77 (or 7th) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
This is from the fourth Books of the Raksura:
Stone said, "I couldn't find a camp."
Merit had spelled some moss and clumps of flowers to light the camp, and Stone's expression was hard to read. "What--" This was a setback, but not an insurmountable one. "We'll just have to help you search tomorrow--"
"Moon." Stone shook his head, weary, his shoulders hunched as if his back ached. "I couldn't find a camp, because there isn't one."
Moon just stood there. For a long moment, he couldn't understand what Stone was saying.
Stone stepped forward and put his hands on Moon's shoulders. "The camp yesterday was the last one."
Moon pulled away. Now he understood, but he didn't want to. "But... That camp wasn't disturbed. There was no sign of anything..."
"Whatever happened to them, it happened sometime after they left there."
I'll be doing the Clarion West Write-a-thon again this year and my page is here. Last year when I tried this, LJ came under a denial of service attack and I couldn't post snippets, and all these other things started to happen, and I probably got less writing done than at any other time of year, but I'm still trying it again. This time I'll get it right!
June 7th, 2012