My blogging friend, Mae Claire pinged me on the LOOK challenge, and, of course, I had to participate. Thanks, Mae Clair!
So how does the LOOK challenge work? ‘Tis fairly simple and a lot of fun!
- Find the first usage of the word ‘look’ in your WIP and paste the surrounding paragraph into your blog.
- Tag as many people as you want to take part in the challenge with you.
To see Mae Claire’s paragraph, which is really wonderful, visit her blog here: http://maeclair.net/2012/08/29/mae-clairs-liking-the-look/
My LOOk excerpt is from my wip Jade’s Spirit, about an ex-stripper and a 27-yo virgin who need to keep their hands off each other or feed the incubis demon haunting her house. I’m cheating a little and pasting in two paragraphs, since the para “look” appears in is so short:
Bending to the side-view mirror, she made sure the heat hadn’t melted her mascara or the pancake makeup over her bruised cheek. The equal opportunity concealer covered tattoos, birthmarks, bruises, and anything else that lowered tips. It could also withstand buckets of sweat and the punishing heat of performance lights. As an exotic dancer, she ought to know. Well, former exotic dancer, she guessed, since her new town, quaint little Dover, Vermont, didn’t have a strip club.
In the reflection, her forehead sported a sheen of sweat, but otherwise, thanks to the pancake, she looked like her normal tanned, brunette, care-free self. Not battered at all.
I hope you enjoyed my LOOK challenge! I ping the following authors:
Let me know what you think of my LOOK excerpt, and even if I didn’t ping you, feel free to carry on the challenge! It’s always fun to share a snippet of your wip and get feedback.
Thanks for stopping by!