Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I've Been Tagged With the Lucky Seven Meme

It really is fun to take a break and play now and then, so thanks to mystery author and blogger Maryann Miller for giving me the Lucky Seven Meme.

Unlike some other blog awards, this one is for writers. The task is to share an excerpt from a story or novel we're currently writing or revising or rewriting for the umpteenth time.

Maryann's excerpt was from her just completed manuscript, Boxes for Beds. You can read her selection at her blog, It's Not All Gravy.

Here are the rules for the meme:

1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript
2. Go down to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines.
4. Tag 7 others.

I have three manuscripts in the works, but I decided to go with the novel I started during NaNoWriMo (but haven't finished yet). Unfortunately, that didn't work out because page 77 is the end of a chapter and has only 8 lines on it.

So I decided to go with the novel I'm submitting to agents starting this month. It's a novel of suspense called Dead Wrong.  This scene is written from a very bad guy's point of view as he looks around the bus station and tries to figure out where his target might be:

A woman and two kids had gone in earlier. They came out, but the woman left her kids with someone else and returned to the bathroom. Then a janitor went in. Someone with a limp came out with a big trash bag. Then that woman who’d been with the kids earlier came strutting out wheeling a carryon bag and walked out the front door.

What the (bad word which I'm removing because this blog is family friendly)? Sammy turned to check out the kids. They stood in line by the boarding door. He glanced toward the front door, frowned, then watched the ticket counter clerk stroll across the waiting area and enter the restroom. Within a few seconds, the clerk returned with the janitor and joined the security guard who now leaned against the ticket counter.

And now I'm supposed to tag 7 other writer/bloggers to carry on the meme. Like Maryann, I hate to do this when I know how busy everyone is, so I'm going to handle it this way. If you'd like to share an excerpt from your work on your blog, leave a comment below to tell me you're in and consider yourself tagged. Be sure to let me know when you post your Lucky 7 so I can stop by.


Grammy said...

Hi, as you know, I'm writing a serialized story on my blog and have no idea what page any of it would be on, but anyone can come and read a portion of any of mine. It would be an honor to me. :) They can come any day.
BTW, you could substitute "HECK" for that unmentionable word. :)
I enjoyed your selection, too.
Best regards to ya'. Ruby

Patricia Stoltey said...

Ruby, thanks for stopping by. Your serialized stories are fun to read, so I highly recommend your blog to all my own visitors.

Everyone, you can find Ruby at Blabbin' Grammy --

Lynn Proctor said...

i will have to look for hers^

Anonymous said...

The plot thickens. I love reading entries for this meme, which I already participated in or else I'd tag myself. :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Oh, I love this! You've intrigued me just with this little bit! I can't wait to read the whole thing.