Here are the proposed rules:
There actually are some guidelines and they are:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy down the next seven lines/sentences as they are–no cheating
Tag 7 other authorsThat's definitely not going to happen. It seems that everyone and their dog has already done this one. :D
Well, I have to say that I'm a little bit nervous... because aside from privately sending the first chapter to a few friends, I have not shared much more than a word of this story with anyone... certainly not The Internet At Large...
So, I suppose I'm going to be brave enough to do this, but I better take a flying leap at it, or I'll never get it out.
Without further adieu, here are 7 lines from page 77 of my WIP.
Just as a frame of reference, I'm writing a contemporary YA piece dealing with lots of heavy issues, but with some wit and shine to keep it from weighing you down.
I turn to Antonique and say, “Looks like we found the real party, huh?”
Her eyes get larger as she takes in the scene. She is only a freshman, after all, and I begin to wonder if she’s been to a party with booze before.
“Do you drink?” I ask.
“Oh, ummm, I—“
“I don’t.” With a smirk, I hold up my arm and point to the place that I know she knows is crisscrossed with memories of self inflicted wounds. “Last thing I need is an extra depressant, you know?”
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