Books let our minds soar…
You all remember my gal pal Gayle, right? Last month she hung out with us here on the blog, giving us great advice on self pubbing and being a multi-genre author.
Well, that crazy lady tagged me in the Lucky Seven Meme. I know! What is she thinking? I’m in the very beginning stages of this book and I already posted a little something from my fantasy, The Temple of Ardyn back in March. What’s a girl to do? Not one to take a challenge lightly, I decided to go ahead and put up something from Because of You, my fiction piece I’ve been writing while Ardyn is on hiatus.
In case you forgot, here are the rules:
1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
2. Go to line 7
3. Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors to do the same
Right, so here’s from page 77, line 7. Fair warning ~ it’s adult fiction with sex and swear words!
Later that night, after she showered the salt water from her hair and applied lotion to her chapped skin, she made a list of all the things Andrea said she needed to work on. She tapped her pencil on the paper trying to recall the details of their pact when her phone chimed. Thinking it would be Andrea texting her with another thing to add to the list, Elizabeth grinned with amusement as she picked up the phone. The laughter died in her throat when she read the text. It wasn’t from Andrea, but a blocked number.
*Bitch. You fuck with me, I’ll fuck you up.”
A picture accompanied the message. It was of a white rabbit covered in blood, the throat cut.
Now is the fun part! I get to tag seven of my writing friends to share a little something of their work. Since I love getting a peak into other writer’s worlds, I would love to know what these ladies and gentlemen are working on!
- Fabio Bueno
- Angela Orlowski-Peart
- Angela Wallace
- Myndi Shafer
- Jillian Dodd
- Marcy Kennedy
- Diana Murdock
- Patricia Sands
- Yes, I know this is eight. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with math.
Please hop on over to Gayle’s blog to read her excerpt. Some of her chosen authors put their seven lines in the comments, so please read those as well. Also, our friend Indy Quillen participated in the Lucky Seven Meme on her blog. She doesn’t usually participate in these games, but had an interesting reason for taking on the challenge.
If you’d like to participate, please feel free to leave your seven lines in the comments, or better yet, post on your blog! Make sure you link back here so I know to tell everyone how fabulous you are and to check out your post.
What do you think of these internet games? Do you like them? Loathe them? Wish you could have more of them?