The Rule of Seven and Thor

I have been tagged in the fun 7-7-7 game by my friends and fellow writers Jenny Hansen, Krystal Wade, and Jennette Powell. Two of these tags were on Facebook and one via author’s blog.

But before we get into the Rule of Seven, have you wondered at all what happened to Thor during those weeks when it seemed he had disappeared? I have the answer right here with Thor: The Missing Files. ;D Nah, seriously. Our guy went to visit a reader who started a blog just so she could share his visit with us. How awesome is that? The timing of his visit turned out to be less than ideal, but she managed, nevertheless. Head on over and meet Trese as she shares Thor’s visit to Issaquah. She’s currently in the thick of moving and may be without a computer by today or tomorrow so responses to comments could be delayed. While you’re at it, check out Thor’s World Tour and visit previous escapades just for fun.

Thor visits Issaquah

So, here are the rules for the 7-7-7 game: Go to either page 7 or 77 of your manuscript. Count down seven lines and paste the next seven lines in a post. After that, name seven more authors to come out and play.

Nowhere Nara CWhile the first book of my BRINGER SERIES goes to trial with an honest to goodness editor, you can thank the Rule of Seven for this snippet of my current WIP, NOWHERE NARA.


He gave it careful consideration before answering. “You could move on to where most spirits go, the reward for living. Or you could have the freedom to roam anywhere you want. Your family won’t always be here. Think about that.” He looked beyond her, then away. A yell rose from the other room.

Nara startled. “Chloe! I need to go.”

“I know.” His smile failed to reach his eyes.

Nara zipped through the closet wall, cutting into Chloe’s room as quickly as possible, leaving the intriguing new stranger standing alone in her room. Chloe stood next to her bed, both parents kneeling before her. Mrs. Tillman looked torn, upset. But Nara’s father was determined to see it through, whatever it is.


There you have it, seven lines+ from page 7 or 77, I’m not saying which. Now I get to name seven more authors to share in the fun. A lot of people have been tagged already. Hopefully I found a few that haven’t been named this time around. If you have, feel free to let this one pass. If I didn’t tag you and you’d like to play, by all means, jump in! So here they are:

Coleen Patrick, Diana Beebe, Emma Meade, Emmie Mears, Scott Vannatter, Serena Dracis, Susie Lindau,

Thanks for stopping by. I always look forward to your comments. Until next time, au revoir.

30 thoughts on “The Rule of Seven and Thor”

  1. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    I really like the name of your series–Bringer. It just intrigues me. And love how you wrote it’s going to trial with the editor! 🙂 Off to check out Thor’s visit.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thanks, Coleen. So far, so good with the Bringer Series. But we’ve only just begun. I’m glad you like the series title. I don’t know if the working titles will stick, but I hope so. I’m more flexible on the individual book titles. Thanks for visiting Trese’s post.

  2. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

    What a great snippet! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the tag. I may actually play–as soon as I finish edits and know where my new pages 7 and 77 are. 🙂 Heading over to read about Thor now.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      You’re welcome. I look forward to reading your future post. I’m glad you enjoyed my little teaser. Enjoy your visit with Thor. 😉 Looking forward to your post soon.

  3. Jennette Marie PowellJennette Marie Powell

    Your excerpt pulled me right in! Looking forward to the one with the editor. 🙂

    I was wondering where Thor has been hiding!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thor was being sneaky, hiding away up in Washington.
      Thanks for the great compliment, Jennette. I’m looking forward to having a finished product with the book the editor currently has in her hands as well.

  4. susielindaususielindau

    Whatever it is???? Terrifying! Sounds intriguing… Thanks for the tag!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      You’re welcome. I look forward to reading some of your saucy writing. Terrifying? Maybe. Intriguing? I hope so. Thanks, Susie.

  5. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    This was great, Debra. So excited to read the finished product. I bet you are thrilled to be starting on the next step of the process.

    On the edge of my seat here. What trouble did Thor end up in this time???

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I’ll be pitching it at the next conference. Let’s hope there’s some interest. Fingers crossed. I’m not awesome when going for the in person sales pitch. LOL.
      Thor! I think you’ll be getting a double whammy of our Norse god this week. Too fun!

      • Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

        That’s great, Debra. Wishing you the best of luck with your pitch!

        Double Thor? Oh, boy! I’ll stay tuned!

  6. EmmaEmma

    Good luck with your Bringer series! Thanks for the tag.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thanks, Emma. I look forward to your post. 🙂 You’re welcome.

  7. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

    Oooh! I like the story so far. And I like the fact that you’re taunting us with…does it happen really early in the story….or later? Can’t wait to read the rest. 🙂

    Enjoyed the pictures of Thor, too. He’s turning into quite the ladies man. Though I’m thinking he should stay away from those topless establishments. 😉

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I laughed when I saw that picture of Thor with all the topless ladies. Too funny. All he needed was a big mug of beer in his hand. LOL. Thanks for the compliment. I’m jamming my way through Nara’s story. It’s a luuv story. 😀 As much as I write them.

  8. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    I see that Thor is off again to cause havoc on someone else’s blog. There seems to be no end to the travels of Thor. And the MS is in trial? I do hope the verdict is not guilty! 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thor is a trouble maker. Let’s face it. But he’s a fun trouble maker. 🙂
      You like my wording? LOL. It’s on trial, as in good, bad, okay, needs a ton of work. Hahaha. So far it’s been good. But then, we’ve only just begun. The road could go any direction from here. Up, down, there’s no telling. But I have faith that together we will make my baby shine. And that makes me happy. She gave me a big assignemt today so I really should be working right now. 😐

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I thought it looked like something you would enjoy. I’m glad you do. 🙂

  9. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

    Great excerpt! Girl, you are a writing machine. What is that now, eight manuscripts you’re working on? No wonder you’re tired. I’m exhausted just trying to keep up with all your stories!

    I need to pop over and find out what my sweet Thor’s been doing…

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I have a lot of ideas drafted out, notebooks going, some started, but this one is jamming through. I have every intention of finishing it before the Orange Rose contest. Today the editor suggested I take a good look at Ana’s story and cut more words. I just cut a bunch before we started this process. Guess I need to cut more. 🙁

      Yes, do pop over and visit Thor. You’ll be getting another update soon

  10. lynettemburrowslynettemburrows

    Loved your 7 lines, Debra. I can see big possibilities whether they are from page 7 or 77. Good luck with the editing and the pitching.

    Can’t wait to see what Thor’s up to…

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thank you so much Lynette. I am having a lot of fun with this story. I’ve written so much in the Bringer series (400,000+ words) it’s nice to be writing something else at full steam. Something besides the short stories, that is. I have to apologize for not commenting on your recent post. I read your cool piece about older movies and the inaccuracies of space travel and all that good stuff. I was just so crazy busy I never got around to writing my comment. I take so long to do everything. I really need to learn to do those kinds of things faster. It was a fun and fascinating read. I wanted you to know.

  11. Serena Dracis, AuthorSerena Dracis, Author

    I wondered where the God of Thunder was, and turns out he was in my neck of the woods. Sweet! Trese’s pictures were terrific!

    Thank you for the tag! I would love to play along. 🙂

    Good luck with your editor! I remember being scared to death putting my first book under her knife. She was kind and gentle with a newbie, I hope that yours will be the same and help polish your work beautifully.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      He totally was! Why didn’t you sign up again? Ha ha! Had to give you a hard time.
      Can wait to read your post. I’m been sooo curious about your writing. You need to scratch my itch!
      OMG! I have an editing team and I LOVE them. They are soooo awesome! But my homework right now is to cut words. Ugh!!!!

  12. Deliberately DeliciousDeliberately Delicious

    What a fun idea! I love the description in your excerpt, Debra. I’ll look forward to reading Susie’s 7 post – and now I’m heading right over to see what that rascal Thor has been up to!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      You know what? I almost tagged you! But I didn’t know for sure if you’d want to play. It isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t like to post their work on their blogs. I can totally understand that. I respect everyone’s opinion. Maybe Susie will tag you. Hint, hint to Susie. 😀 Then we can all read what you have to post. 😀

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