Friday, March 23, 2012

Fourth Writers' Platform-Building Campaign: Seven Meme

4th Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign: Seven Meme 
March 23, 2012
Well, I’ve been absent with family emergencies, and have been out of state for a month, but wanted to try and play catch up!  Jennifer N. Baker was nice enough to tag me in the 7 Meme that other Campaigners have been doing and it’s been fun to see the results!

The Rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
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

Selection:
This is from my YA Paranormal Romance novel "The Veil" (first book in a trilogy) that I’ve been working on for two years.

Will spun around and glared at him, his eyes fierce with anger.

Jacob held his hands up and said, "I'm sorry, man, I was only trying to understand.  It's okay.  I didn't know you could do that, that's all.  I didn't mean anything by it."

"How is she, Doug?"  Jacob said, his eyes shifted away from Will's silent stare.

"She's breathing, but she's not awake, yet.  I think she needs a few minutes to rest.  Please ask Captain Bob how much longer before we arrive to the dock."

Jacob pulled Morgan with him and they left to do Doug's bidding, relieved to be out of the clutches of Will's glares.

There you go.  That's page 77 and line 7 for seven lines.

Lauren Waters
Linda Jackson
Sassy Speaks
Christopher Ledbetter
Sue Anne Bowling
Tasha Seegmiller
Kathy McKendry

Okay These are the seven writers I have chosen.  Good luck everyone!  And thank you for this opportunity.  This was different and fun.

K. S. Collier


8 comments:

Lauren W. said...

Sounds so interesting! There is great dynamic in your seven lines. I posted a Seven Meme post a little while ago: http://laurenwaters.net/2012/03/11/se7en/.

Thanks for tagging me K.S!

Linda Jackson said...

Thanks, K.S.! I'll get that posted on my blog shortly. :)

sue said...

lol thanks for the tag. I don't have 77 pages of anything written. I do mostly short stories.
Hope all your familiy emergenices have been resolved

Krista McLaughlin said...

Ooo, very interesting! I like this little blurb. ;)

Sarah Pearson said...

I hope everything is okay in the family now.

And I want to know what it is that Will can do :-)

KSCollier said...

Thank you all for your comments. I don't know how to answer them each separately like some sites are able to do.
Anyway, thanks Lauren for the compliment. I can't give it away. Have to read the book. (hehehe)

Thank you Linda. I look forward to reading it.

Hi Sue, you can write 7 of your favorite lines in a short story. Just pick a third of the way through and go for it. The family emergencies are almost resolved. Two deaths and a birth. My son-in-law lost his mother, then his wife (my daughter) had a baby, then he lost his dad a week after that. (3 week period) Thank you for asking.

Thank you Krista for the compliment.

Sarah, I can't tell you. You would have to read the book to find out. I don't want to give it away. This was at a crucial moment of the book where those lines landed. I was glad it didn't give anything away the way it worked out. Sorry.
My son-in-law, well, he has to heal from losing both parents, and my daughter is getting better, but my grandson may be having mild seizures. They are doing an MRI on him on Wednesday. Please say your prayers for him. He is only 4 weeks Monday and they have to anesthetize him, and so young.

Thanks everyone! Really!

CherylAnne Ham said...

Great excerpt! :D I'm doing a bunch of catching up as well and am just about to post my Lucky 7 sentences and the Sunshine award you gave me. LOL

Margo Kelly said...

Well done! Have a great weekend! :)