Mae Clair’s Liking the ‘Look’

The wonderfully talented L.J. Kentowski has tagged me to take part in the “LOOK” challenge. L.J. is the author of GUARDIAN OF FATE, an urban fantasy that I had the pleasure of reading over the summer. Check it out, if you haven’t already. Book #2, SEEKER OF FATE is scheduled for release in December.

So how does the LOOK challenge work? ‘Tis fairly simple and a lot of fun!

  1. Find the first usage of the word ‘look’ in your WIP and paste the surrounding paragraph into your blog.
  2. Tag as many people as you want to take part in the challenge with you.

My current WIP is called TWELFTH SUN and involves a brilliant, but quirky, marine archaeologist and *gasp* a woman who is ten years older. They get caught up in a treasure hunt for a marine artifact, along with a cast of characters who’ve gathered at a seaside mansion.

My first use of the word look appears halfway down page two. The paragraph is from the POV of my heroine, Reagan Cassidy:


“Get out of my room before I call the police.” Her voice quavered and she was certain she looked absurd, her long red hair dripping wet, the ridiculous lamp with its shiny spoked wheel clutched threateningly in front of her. Too late she remembered her unbuttoned blouse.


Hmm. Now aren’t you curious what that’s all about?

I’ve just submitted the MS for TWELFTH SUN to my publisher for consideration. I’ll be on pins and needles until I hear back from them. Please keep your fingers crossed all goes well and it get picks up for publication.  And now I’d like to tag:

Jessi Gage
Karen Michelle Nutt
Kate Meader
Jane Wakely
Christy Olsen
Kathleen Doyle

I hope you enjoy ‘looking’ into all these wonderful blogs. It’s always a treat for me! 🙂

24 thoughts on “Mae Clair’s Liking the ‘Look’

  1. Pingback: The Look Challenge | Jessi Gage

  2. Ooh, what a fun challenge. Mae Clair. Thanks for pinging me! I’ve got my excerpt up on my blog, which you’ve kindly linked to above (always love free publicity, so thanks!).

    Your excerpt is wonderful. I can picture the lamp she’s holding. And i laught out loud when I realized your character is holding a lamp! What is she going to fend the guy off with it! It must have been the first thing her hand came in contact with. Hilarious!


  3. Fun excerpt and challenge! Love how you portrayed multiple levels of vulnerability. My work in progress is still very much an untitled rough sketch, but I still may attempt (once I figure out how…new to this blogging site). 🙂

    Thanks for the invite to participate and the referral.


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