Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tagged and Bagged: Lucky Seven

I got tagged by my critique group partner and fellow author Stephanie Lawton. As tagging memes go, this one isn't bad at all. Who doesn't like to share snippets of their books with readers to torture--er, I mean tease them and make them want to read it? This girl right here does for sure!

The rules:

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!

Aston West
Janet Elaine Smith
Joe Prentis
Israel Parker
Lynn McMonigal
Pauline Baird Jones
Denise Robbins

On your mark, get set, GO!

~Stay true to yourself and your dreams will come true!