I’ve been tagged by Nancy S. Thompson for The Lucky 7 Meme!
Here are the rules:
- Go to p. 77 of current WIP
- go to line 7
- copy down next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs & post them as they’re written
- Tag 7 other authors
- Let them know
My 7 lines are from my novel, 18 THINGS, & the MC has just snuck out with her friends for the first time, all part of a life list compiled of 18 things she’s doing to help her live life to the fullest after a traumatic experience. Nate is a new hottie in town, whom she met at her therapist’s office. He brings a dose of fun to her list, but also complicates things by stirring up feelings she swore she’d never have again. Soooooooooo here is goes (wow, that took almost 7 lines to explain my 7 lines, lol. Sorry–I tend to babble) . . .
I point at Nicole. “Don’t even open that Pandora’s box.”
Nate looks offended, which is so not what I was going for. I wonder what Conner would think of all this. Whenever I picture him now, he’s buttoning up his Kurt Cobain grunge style flannel, holding up three fingers in the Scout Sign, reminding me to always be prepared. But you can’t prepare for falling in love, which is why I don’t want to. Give me my place on the school math team over having a boyfriend any day. Algebra, geometry, calculus, that’s something I can fall in love with. Something precise, a formula I can figure out that always works and never disappoints, never hurts.
“What took you guys so long?” I ask Nicole, trying to avoid Nate’s frown as he fidgets with his iPod Touch.
So that’s it–what’d ya think? Here are my 7 taggers:
3. Shell Flower
Check out these 7–they’re worth a visit and a follow:) Until next Wednesday . . . hope your week is lucky!
Love your MC and love the line: Give me my place on the school math team over having a boyfriend any day.
My exact sentiments when I was 16. 🙂
I have to laugh. I tagged Jennifer Eaton, too, for the same Meme. LOL!! At least she’ll be able to answer both of our tags in one post. 🙂
You’re both just killing me. I swear. I’m still trying to do the last tag! And I have a blog award too.
(Not that these are bad problems… the LIttle Blue Lady From Mars just sucked up a lot of my time this week… plus that little looming publisher deadline.)
Thanks for thinking of me, though.
No, you can’t be prepared for falling in love…which is exactly what makes it so darn wonderful! Great excerpt! And thanks for playing along!!
Congratulations on the award! U deserved it! Good luck with your blog sounds good!
I love reading these! It’s so neat to finally see my bloggy buddies WIPs. Great scene!
That’s a great excerpt. I really like your MC and her voice here. Thanks for tagging me, too. This is a fun one I haven’t seen before.
What fun! Thanks for the tag!
And I loved the excerpt, especially the part about the formula, ‘…that’s something I can figure out, and never disappoints.’
So very true, and applies even after we get out of high school.
I can’t wait to read more!
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