Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gadzooks, I've been tagged! Lucky 7!

The inimitable Candy Lynn Fite has tagged me to take part in the Lucky 7 Meme. If you're unfamiliar with the meme, the rules are:

1. Go to page 77 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
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know



Now, it's worth posting a disclaimer here. I've been working on short stories for quite a while now, so the most recent thing I have that reaches 77 pages is the old novel I was working on. When I stopped working on it, I was in the middle of the first draft, so this is rough stuff. Most of it will probably be scrapped when I return to it anyway, as I'm planning on completely reworking the story into something different. 

Nevertheless, here are my seven sentences:

"You didn't hear about it? I figured it'd be all over the net by now." 

"Yeah, the turncoat's the talk of the town. Didn't think I'd be trading fire with his f***ing buddies on my lunch break though. Anybody else back there?" 

"There's a girl. Don't know what's wrong with her, she can barely walk." 

And here are the 7 unsuspecting authors I've tagged to participate:

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer
Diane Carlisle
Julz Perri
Hillary Jacques
Randi Lee
Noree Cosper
Yvonne Rupert

In the spirit of the meme, I'm tagging these people with no forewarning, so there's no guarantee they'll be able to participate. Even so, you should check out their blogs!


12 comments:

  1. Thanks! I'll try and put something together today. :)

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    1. No problem, I'll look forward to it!

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  2. This is really cool! I'll put mine up later today as well!

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    1. Thanks for playing along, Noree. Enjoyed yours!

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  3. Great job with the 7, J.W.!!! It leaves you definitely wondering, what the heck is going on! What's wrong with the chick?

    "Inimitable?" Aren't you a charmer!! Thanks, and hope you had fun. :)

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    1. It was fun indeed! Thanks again for tagging me.

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  4. Oh, my! I thought I commented on this already! :( Anyway, I'm intrigued, JW, and I would love to read more. Can't wait until this is in print so that I can read the whole thing :) And thanks for the add! I had fun launching my page 77 and picking people to join in :)

    Best,

    R

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    1. No problem! Thanks for reading and playing along! I'm on my way to read yours as we speak.

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  5. Aw shucks...really was getting into this well-written teaser and now have to wonder what's going to happen next--oh, the suspense! Well-written, J.W.

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    1. Thanks so much, Alan. I figured by choosing sentences instead of paragraphs I was going to leave people wondering what was going on. But that's part of the fun!

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  6. Aw. Wish I could read more on all these luck sevens.

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    1. That's usually how I feel after reading one too! Thanks for reading.

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Thanks for reading!