If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday: Postal, Look challenge Have you been tagged?

So many things to see and do this week. 

First,Writer's Therapy is doing a blog hop. It's their very first one. And has everything to do with your own writing therapy. Go check it out and sign up- spread the word.

Second, every Friday I post places to submit your written work on my Face book page from 8-11am. Come check it out HERE.

Terri over at Scribbler's Sojourn has tagged me for a "LOOK at that" challenge.
The rules:
Count up the 'LOOK's in your current WIPs and choose your favorite three. Then post the paragraphs around the word. 

I found 160 'look' or one of it's variants inside my 40,000 word novel. YIKES- I think I need to revise 90% of them!

Here are my 3 favorite paragraphs with the word in it: 
Ebony slipped out when the moon shone bright with a trickle of light invading the threshold of the horizon, as if it would spill over into the neighborhood at anytime. With her heart protesting in her chest, she opened the gate and looked back at her home for, what she hoped, was the last time. All the windows were dark and no movement stirred the drapes. She sighed, turned down the alley, and headed downtown.
Ebony looked down at her three-inch footwear. Her feet already sore from wearing them a couple of hours. How in the hell would she manage to run in them?

“She has been rushed to the hospital. She siphoned your magic when the bullet hit her. Somehow she managed to stay breathing.” Lady Charmaine’s eyes held a look Ebony had rarely seen, compassion. Her eyebrows were raised and her lips were drawn down.

I'm tagging these 5 writers with this challenge- How many Looks do you have? 
And now back to our regularly scheduled Stud and Studess for this week.
Steam punk style- because my writing brain is still playing there-


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet it's scary to see how many times you used the word look!

Jadie Jones said...

.... drum roll please... 327. Holy..

Jadie Jones said...

my toddler is writing html code on my other computer... going to go rescue it and I will do a full post for this challenge when she takes a nap!

Laura Marcella said...

The look at that challenge is so fun!! It's probably kind of a shock how many times we use that word. Now I want to try it with other common words!

Summer Ross said...

@ Jadie- LOL That's a lot.

Cherie Reich said...

The "Look" tag looks like fun! Thanks for tagging me!

M Pax said...

Thanks for the tag, Summer. I'll make a note so I don't forget.

People in steampunk always look so purty.

Carol Kilgore said...

Fun challenge. I probably way overuse 'look', too, on the first go round.

Christine Rains said...

What a fun look challenge! Thanks for tagging me. I like your steampunk choices this week. I wish I had the money to be able to afford a cool steampunk look!

Christine Rains said...

You won my birthday bash giveaway! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I sent you an email already. :)

Ellie Garratt said...

Now that is a challenge. Off to count my looks. Yikes.

Ellie Garratt said...

Aah. 95 in 17000 words. I think some serious revising is needed!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Enjoyed your tag, Summer.

Thanks for the links...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Don't ask me about LOOK. I deleted a lot in the ms I'm querying, and I hate to see how many I have in my WIP. :P

Love your three paragraphs, Summer. I like this challenge and hope to see more of it floating around the blogs.

The Golden Eagle said...

There are 227 in a 75k novel I finished last year (there aren't any more recent books I've written).

J. A. Bennett said...

I had to cut a lot of "look's" as well. Crazy how easy it is to use that word! I totally want to watch Wild Wild West now :)

Elana Johnson said...

I do so much "looking" in my MSs too. Good luck with the revisions.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the samples of your writing!

I'm afraid to "look" at the "looks" in my writing . . .I can imagine how scary it is . . but I'm at that stage when I really need to get that picky.

LTM said...

Hooray for steampunk studs and studettes! :D And ahh! Not the looks. argh. That is my writerly crutch word. I always have to go back and clean half of them out. :D

Great writing samples, Summer! :o) <3

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the links! And oh yes, 'look' is a favourite of mine, too. *grimace*

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