Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lucky Seven: Reincarnation

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My friend Tara, whose first book comes out on Friday, tagged me on the Lucky Seven meme. The rules are as follows:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
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

I'm likely to cut the scene below from my manuscript of "Reincarnation," but, I'm following the rules, so here it is. Oddly, my character is drunk, as was Tara's. That's all the context you're getting, because the character's identity is a spoiler for book 1.




“You okay?”

He didn't have to turn around to know it was one of the college girls, but it was rude to have a conversation without looking at a person. He turned. The girl was wearing a hoodie and shorts, and her cheeks were bright pink from cold.

“I'm too old for you,” he blurted out, then mortification forced his eyes shut. He'd heard her mental assessment of him as “cute,” and taken a mental leap. The alcohol had done the rest.

I will not be tagging 7 people, because I don't know 7 writers I know well enough to challenge. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged.

2 comments:

  1. Yay! You did it. And what are the freaking odds we'd both have chars inebriated in the same pages? *snicker*

    Talk about random context.

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    1. Yep. The drinking is sort of uncharacteristic for him, and the scene doesn't serve much of a purpose, so it's probably getting scrapped. But, after you've read book 1, I can tell you whose perspective it is.

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