I’ve been tagged again, but there won’t be 11 questions this time around, (I’m probably out of answers by now, anyway!). Many thanks to Traci Kenworth for thinking of me for the Lucky Seven Meme. I’ve never seen this game, so it was twice as fun to be tagged for the challenge.
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript or work in progress
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs as they are written. No cheating!
4. Tag 7 authors and let them know.
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This excerpt is from an untitled work in progress, otherwise known as my second novel. Please forgive any horrific grammar and sentence structure errors! The selection comes from a manuscript that barely qualifies as a first draft and I’ve barely touched it in terms of proofreading or refining. Its a mess!
From page 77, starting with Line 7:
Ian’s eyes open, shimmering with the brilliance of gemstones. Reluctantly, I let my hand fall from his face. “See.” What I don’t tell him is the break in our connection creates a deep void inside of me. It’s not an ache like before, thankfully, but the feeling of something missing is unbearable.
“Wow.” Ian says, but the word barely makes a sound. One of his hands slides out of his pocket and hovers shyly between us. “May I?”
I nod with a little smile that tells him I’ve been waiting for him to ask that question all along.
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An interesting sidenote: The story I wrote for Campaign Challenge #2, (Fatespeak)* is starting to turn into a spin-off to this novel. It wasn’t planned that way originally, but the challenge inspired something so much larger than a piece of flash fiction. I can’t believe how everything links together so perfectly! Fantasy is a huge experiment for me and I’m enjoying every twist and turn of the learning curve.
* If you are part of the campaign, I would so appreciate your vote! I am #90. Here’s the link. While you’re there be sure to check out all the wonderful entries! They are truly fantastic!
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The next Lucky Seven:
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