Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lucky 7

I was tagged for the Lucky Seven Meme by the lovely (and fellow New Jerseyan) Jaybird. (Edited a week later to add: And the amazing, social-director of all things writerly, Kimberly Sabatini!) Which means that I have to do something that has rules. Eep. Sorry, blog-reading people.

And those rules?

1) Go to page 77 of your current MS
2) Go to line 7
3) Copy down the next 7 lines as they're written--no cheating
4) Tag 7 other writers
5) Let them know

When I was originally tagged for this meme, I still hadn't hit 77 (double-spaced) pages on my current MG WIP, so I went to my YA (which is a WIP until I get published or trunk it, right?!?) and hunted down my lucky seven.

From my YA WIP, The Desired.  Sara is speaking with her grandmother in this scene:

...need, and bring this country… or their country… back to greatness. Some even say that Nostradamus’ writings predict his return.”

“When he comes back, they should kick his ass for being such a moron.”

“Sara!” she exclaimed, surprised at my language. I swear, she almost dropped her crochet off of the edge of the balcony.

I shrugged unapologetically. “Well, they should. What idiot does what this guy did? I get the whole ‘thrill’ of going to war and stuff, but that was just plain stupid.

But, thanks in part to Change, Write, Now and a burst of creativity, I actually made a lot of progress in my current WIP. So, I'm also posting my seven from my MG WIP, The Rapunzel Curse (yes, it has a name that doesn't involve letters! I hit my plot goal this afternoon and feel comfortable letting it be more than "TRC." My WIPs need to grow into their names... otherwise, I just feel goofy. Yes, I'm very weird that way.) In this scene, well... it's pretty self-explanatory:

“Yes, Autumn.” Ms. Laurie gave her an exasperated look. “Really, does anyone read fairy tales anymore?”

In the background, Noah was still struggling against the laces.  “What if I need to go to the bathroom?”

“You should have thought of that before you climbed a tower.”

Autumn ignored them both, her new idea filling her with energy. She ran for the window, gathering hair and throwing it as she came close. Her hair arced through the air, its weight carrying it over the windowsill and down to the ground. “Wint, start climbing. Quick!”

And now, my seven.  Wait. It's Sunday night (I'm lazy, yes. I. am) and a lot of bloggers I know have been hit by the meme, as well. soooooooooooo, I'm giving you two. But you'll love these two. Trusssst meeeeee:

DB Graves at Wait... What? Back in February, she shared a small character development backstory. She'll blow. you. away. Seriously.
Sage at Like Fireflies on the Brain OMG. Read her Teaser Tuesdays for her WIP, Taylor Made. You will fall in luuuuurve.

And, taking a page from The Feather and The Rose, those remaining five tags can come from all of y'all in the comments!


  1. Love it when those bursts of creativity happen, so hooray for that.

    I liked the line "I swear she almost dropped her crochet off the edge of the balcony.." It gives such a great visual, with a punch of humor.

    Thanks for participating/responding to my tag, you even did two! Well played. Thanks again!

    1. Thank you for the tag! It was more fun than I thought (though only the MG was at an "exciting" part in the MS... and even that just HAD to be the one line with a bathroom comment. Yeah. SO MATURE.)