Thanks to Keith B Walters, I’ve finally been tagged in the Lucky 7… God, I was starting to feel like the last one to get picked for the rounders team or something (to be fair, I wasn’t that good at rounders anyway…)
Here is the challenge as presented to me:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript,
- Go to line 7,
- Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating!
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same.
Ok – well this was a useful exercise for me as I realised that I write lots of short sentences. They make sense in the bigger picture, mixed in with longer sentences, but they’re a bit lacking on their own… plus, I have two current *long* works-in-progress, so I decided to post 7 sentences from each. Two for the price of one, eh? Also note that these are working titles and remember they are first drafts, not edited, so probably not very good! 🙂
The first one is from the first draft of ALONE
‘Right. So he goes into the woods, and he’s gone for a long time and the girlfriend starts to worry, so – fuming of course – she gets out of the car and goes to look for him. She finds him standing in a clearing, his jeans soaked from where he’s just pissed himself. He doesn’t say a word to her, just points at something near a tree…’
Sheila doesn’t like where this is going. The Forrester had bound his victims to trees with cable ties. The first two he just left there to die.
The second one is from the first draft of MORNING AFTER
The phone rang in her hand.
Well, rang is the wrong word. The theme from Ghostbusters started up and the collection of suited customers in the coffee bar all swivelled round to look at her. She rolled her eyes and checked the caller display. Withheld.
She didn’t answer withheld numbers. Not in this line of work.
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You can let me know what you think, if you want… 🙂
I’m now passing the baton to the following 7 (and I just hope they haven’t ALL been tagged already!)
Disclaimer: you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to. It’s not like a chain that will bring you 7 years of bad luck or anything 😉