1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 other victims …er, authors.
So here's mine from my current WIP, Shades of Blue. It's a coming-of-age story about a young couple who have to grow up a lot faster than they expected. I'm also including the photo I was lucky enough to find that is the embodiment of Sam and JoJo.
Russ turned to look at me, and his eyebrows went up over his beady little rat eyes. My skin felt as if it were trying to pull itself inside my body to get as far away from him as possible, and I wanted to pick up the nearest blunt object and chunk it at his fat, smirking, bearded face. Someday—I didn’t know when, but someday—that wasn’t gonna be just a wonderful fantasy. I was gonna do it for real.
“Well, if it ain’t little JoJo from next door,” he said. “Haven’t seen you around here in awhile. Looks like you ain’t quite so little anymore.”
Photo courtesy Tieshka Smith/Mom of
Three Photography. Copyright © 2010-2012, all rights
Now for the next 7 tag-ees. Is that a word? It is now!
Janet Elaine Smith
Pauline Baird Jones
On your mark, get set, GO!
~Stay true to yourself and your dreams will come true!