Friday, March 9, 2012

Lucky 7 Meme

I was tagged by Cherie Colyer for the Lucky 7 Meme. Thanks, Cherie. This is seriously the coolest tag I've ever gotten. 

Here are the rules:

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, I have a slight problem because I just started a new WIP and I'm not up to page 77 yet, so I'm modifying this to page 7 for me. Here it goes:


YA Contemporary Romance titled Broken

          I exit the courts and meet him on the grass, immediately wrapping my arms around him. He showered and smells all nice and clean, which makes me pull away. I’m sweaty, not anything too gross—Grayson and I spent most of the evening working on serves, but still. It’s never good to be the smelly girlfriend.
            “You heading home?” Asher asks, holding my racket-free hand.
            “Yeah, I think we’ve done all we can for one night.”
            “So, what time tomorrow?” Grayson asks, putting her racket back into its bag. “Five or seven?”
And here are the 7 people I'm tagging:

And now for the rest of you. What's the 7th line on the 7th page of your WIP? Leave it in the comments, please.

49 comments:

  1. "And we will be so much better for it." Leaves you curious as to what I am talking about. Nice hook! Hey, I got an acceptance for my essay "The Womb of Imagination." (the one with me in the maple tree at the beginning, in the Willow Review lit magazine!

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    1. Jodi, that's great news! Congrats! I had no doubt you would get an acceptance though. It's a great piece. Still, super happy for you! :D

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  2. I love to be teased :-D Just that little bit made me want to read more.

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  3. Ooh, tennis. Interesting...

    Thanks for the tag. I'm currently revising, so I think I'll use page 7 too. :D

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    1. Can you tell I was a tennis player? :) Can't wait to see your 7 lines, Sheri.

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  4. Neat idea. Your wip sounds intriguing. What happens next? :) The 7th line of p. 7 of my story is "Yeah, us talking." (That tells you a lot. LOL.)

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    1. LOL. Yeah, one-liners can be tough sometimes.

      This is my YA contemporary romance--a first in two ways for me. It's in present tense and a contemporary. Eek! The "Five or seven" question is the source of some major tension coming up next believe it or not.

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  5. You're right this is a good one. :-)

    "Why get her involved in your treason?"

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  6. Oh, love it! Great post, and great seven sentences. My seventh line from the seventh page is: “You’re nothing to him. You never were, and you never will be. You got that, freak?” Right in the middle of a tense scene.

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  7. Great post. Here is mine from my current wip that's nearly finished PURE ONE:

    “I don’t care if you don’t believe me.”

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  8. Cool lines. Sounds like a romance in the making. Thanks for tagging me! I added my post just now, too. Hugs and happy weekend!

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  9. Wow, it even ended with "seven." I think you're a very lucky person Kelly and I'm lucky to be here today! Thanks.

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    1. LOL. I didn't even notice I ended with the word seven. Guess it really is lucky. ;)

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  10. Great post! My sentence is, I hoped she couldn’t see the fear bubbling under the surface.

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  11. This a fun way to end the week of drab. Thanks, Kelly. Here's my 7 line.

    By the time the story had traveled the Hadleyville Whisper Circle, it wasn’t news anymore, and planning Gladys Neep’s 100th birthday party was, so everybody forgot that suspicious-odd thing.

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  12. Love it!! My 7th line is: Then, as suddenly as it began, everything stops. <--kinda random but that's it =) The rest is on my blog, thanks for tagging me!

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    1. You're welcome. I'm heading over to check out the rest.

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  13. I like this post. Mine is:

    "He did what?"

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  14. I agree, that is one seriously sexy tag - and an original take on the blog-chains. After all, we writers would rather talk about out characters ( I think anyway).. Her is mine from a new WIP.
    “Mama, are you listening to you daughter Rosa? Your youngest daughter bought a computer and she plans to tell the world your secrets. Strike her dead now or the world will know everything.”

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  15. Ah! The post-tennis sweat dilemma. Love this bit of hot stuff. Good luck with your contemporary romance!

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  16. That's different! I'll look mine up....

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  17. Here it is, from Heaven & Hell....

    "Or was it lost in time even earlier?"

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  18. Fun :-D

    I'm SO doing this for next week!!

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    1. Glad you like it, Jolene. I think it's a lot of fun. Reading everyone's lines is awesome.

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  19. Here's mine! "I am not entirely of evil, you see. I am part of the One being that can not only destroy me...but make me alive!"

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  20. So fun to see what everyone's lines are. I also enjoyed the teaser you shared! Hope the writing is going well.

    Here's my page 7, 7th line: Under the pressure of Lizzy and Fairday intensely staring at him and holding a ticking stopwatch (they only allowed 2 minutes to solve the riddle) Peter, with sweat beading up on his brow, had blurted out, “A spider!” which made no sense at all.

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    1. Love it, Jess! I can get a sense of your writing style and the characters.

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  21. How fun is this tag! Nice to see an excerpt of your work. Here's line 7 on page 7 of my WIP:

    “That’s the healing power of touch. Happens all the time over in the neonatal unit.”

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    1. I know, this is so much fun. I love reading everyone's lines.

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  22. Hmmm intriguing!
    So much fun but I'm not at my PC... I'll have to remember to come back. Xx

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  23. Ooh, I love reading all these lines.

    Here's mine:

    He gave the Brenin Warder the plaingold ticket he had swiped, and said with a shy grin, “I brought ee Chanter a jugful o’ ale this morntide. He was thankful, eh?”

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    1. Is this from the manuscript I got to read the opening chapters of? It sounds like it. Love a good pickpocket. ;)

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  24. Ew! Smelly girlfriend.

    Sorry I missed it, Kelly! :D

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    1. No problem, Diane. Yeah, smelly girlfriend is never a good thing. ;)

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  25. Cool. I can't write romance as mushy stuff always makes me laugh. I was hoping you would share from Touch of Death. I'm looking forward to your book!

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    1. Don't worry. I'll share some of Touch of Death before the release. :)

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