Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I've Been Tagged: Lucky 7 Meme

I was tagged by the lovely Shannon Duffy to post 7 lines from my WIP.

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
It sort of doesn't make much sense being taken out of context but cute none-the-less. Anyway, here you have it...
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          Before any of us could say anything, Megs ran back into the room, holding a large silver box.
          “I have to show you something, Gen!” She pushed my plate away from me. The box was plopped down in front of me with a heavy thud. “Oh, sorry, are you done with your dinner?”
          “Yes, I’m done. It was delicious, Erin.” I gazed at the beautiful mother across from me and smiled.
          “My pleasure,” she replied.
          “Back to me, now.” Megs pulled something out of the box. I was sort of scared it was gonna be a huge hairy spider or, uh, a pet turtle or something. Finally, after all the suspense and dramatics, the cute fourteen-year-old placed a bunch of DVD’s in front of me. She giggled the whole time, muttering to herself incoherently.

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I hope you enjoyed it, friends.
And now for the tagging. I've chosen the following people to share their own lines from their WIP.
  1. Kristin Lynn Thetford
  2. Yelena C
  3. S.B. Bowers
  4. Julie Glover
  5. Elise Fallson
  6. Nick Wilford
  7. Daniel Noyes
Happy posting!
Writing. Jewels.
PS: Here's a Happy Birthday shout out to my big brother, Jim Bob Bubba Gump (not his real name, I promise). :D

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for thinking of me. Well it's definitely not a spoiler. Wonder what the DVDs are.

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    1. Oh, you'll have to read my book one day to find out what the DVD's are. Oh, good ones that's for sure. :D Can't wait to read your 7 lines.

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  2. What a neat idea. It's not easy getting Ms. King to give us a peek into her work. My hat if off to Shannon.

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    1. Well, you got me sharing my work. Really! I wouldn't be posting little short stories if it weren't for your encouragement. Thanks, Dave!

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  3. Aw, thanks for thinking of me, Julia. <3 This looks like fun! And I love your excerpt. You definitely have me curious about those DVDs... :)

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    1. Haha. The DVD's, perhaps I shouldn've keep going witht he scene.... What say you? Well, you will be reading it soon anyway. You'll figure it out before you know it. :D No cheating going to page 77 first. Promise? haha

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    2. Okay, okay. I'll be good and not sneak ahead in the reading. ;) Hehe. I can't wait to start!

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  4. What a cute scene! "Back to me, now." (:
    This made me smile and as always, left me wanting to read more. Thanks for the tag btw. You are the third person to tag me and my excerpt is up. But just a warning, my page 77 turned out to be pretty boring! (:

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    1. I liked yours, Elise. Made me intrigued for sure. Megs is a cute character. Fun to write. Yep, my scene is pretty good but not when you take it out of context. Phooey. But, the DVD's are a tv show I loved back in the day. Keeping it a secret though.

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  5. Nice scene. Were the DVDs what was in the box? I read it that she put the thing back in the box and put the box on the floor, and the DVDs were something else. Sorry, I'm dense. :) Maybe the DVDs are some family videos or something. It's fun to guess.

    Thanks for tagging me too! You're the second person to do so, so I'll get my post up tonight.

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    1. Right you are, my friend... The scene does read a little confusing. Will fix. And this is why multiple eyes on an ms is crucial. hehe Glad you pointed it out, Nick.

      And YW. Can't wait to read it.

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    2. And fixed. I took out a sentence. She doesn't need to put the box on the floor, right? Just keep it on the table. Let me know if it makes more sense now. :D

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    3. Sorry for the belated reply. Yep, it definitely makes sense! Glad I could help :)

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  6. Sorry, I had this page up for ages before I commented, so I didn't see your reply above. I'll make sure to refresh next time!

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    1. I wish things automatically refreshed, especially on Twitter. What a bother. :D Nice to meet you btw.

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  7. Aww, man! Now I want to know what's on those DVDs. Darn it, Julia! *grins*

    Great excerpt!

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    1. haha. I've created some interest in my book now. Thanks.

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  8. Fun excerpt, need to know more! :) Thansks for tagging me with this meme, Julia. Will probably do mine sometme next week.

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    1. Nice. Will run by your blog next week. :D

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  9. I've already read this part, (unless you've changed it lots,) and I was like, "Don't be a spider!" LOL! Still love it, Jules! Can't wait to read the revision!! *hugs* :)

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  10. I was thinking the same thing as Jamie, "Don't be a spider!" haha

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