Have you seen the Lucky 7 meme going around? Crazy as it may sound, I got tagged not once, but four times! No, seriously, I did. Jennifer L. Oliver over at World Beneath the Evening Star hit me on the 20th, CC MacKenzie at Fizz and Fangs on the 22nd, Lisa Hall-Wilson from Girls With Pens on the 23rd, and Alica McKenna Johnson at Arm Chair Adventures on the 26th. Thank you, ladies. I adore you all!
What does this mean for you? This is the way it works. I am to give you a little peek at my current work in progress. Honestly, I hesitate to do that. Not because I lack confidence in my work, but because I made a conscious choice not to post any pieces of the story on my blog.
But I’ll tell you what. I took a look at where the lucky 7 falls and it doesn’t give away too much. So I’ve decided to make this one exception and share with you seven lines from my current WIP.
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.
Are you ready? I’m going to throw you right in the middle of something with no explanation. Color me evil.
“Come on, girl. Let’s get you home. It’ll be dark soon.” Stepping to the side, he opens the car door for me. Always the gentleman.
Nothing is said on the drive home. It’s uncomfortable, but I haven’t a clue how to change things, so I don’t try. After all, my explanation would sound crazy. Instead, I rest my head on the window, concentrating on the vibration of the car and road.
Mom’s waiting for us when we pull in the driveway, her face painted in a palette of upset and worry when she steps through the door to greet us. Her look strikes a chord. Crap. My actions were selfish. What was I thinking, putting her through that? There’s so much about her I don’t know. So much she has apparently been through, and has chosen not to share.
There it is. I can’t even remember how many times it’s been changed/edited. *shrugs*
Now for the next Lucky 7! Drum roll, please:
It’s not mandatory, and there will be no hand slapping should you choose not to participate. You know we are all dying to see your work, would you do that for us? Anyone else who is not tagged but would like to jump in, feel free! The more the merrier!
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