Monday, March 19, 2012

Lucky me!

 Yep, I've been tagged again, this time by Tara who gave me this:


 The rules are simple:
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.

From LONG WAY HOME (set up: my mc is watching a documentary):


     I notice some of the other mothers nodding sympathetically.
     “And what was the last thing the authorities told you about your daughter?”
     “They said it was still possible Kassandra had fallen, that her… body might never be found, but if she hadn’t then it was likely she’d be in contact with us. They said most missing people are ultimately reunited with their families.”
     My mom’s voice broke over the last word and I wanted to hug her and tell her I wasn’t dead or missing. I was here, right here.




Seven authors whose lines I'd like to see:

Dianne
Krystey
Huntress
Matt
Sheri
Katie 
You

let me know in the comments if you choose to play so I can come see what you've got :)

29 comments:

  1. Urg! You mean 7 lines from the WIP I may or may not finish??

    I'll do it, and perhaps it will re-engage my enthusiasm for this project. Will post next week. :D

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    1. you have to finish! otherwise you'll be leaving me - and Ardeth - hanging!

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  2. captivating! what a lucky snippet that was!

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  3. I will so do this, but in the middle of revising and am not 77 pages in. Could I take from page 7?

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    1. Well...the rules say...but then I again I'm not much of a rule follower so do whatever you like but let me know so I can come check it out :)

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  4. Oh, BTW - I loved that snippet.

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  5. Ooooh, this is very intriguing!

    This meme sure when viral. I couldn't resist doing it when I first saw it. Fortunately it fell in the right place in my ms.

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    1. I'll have to go check it out...

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    2. Ha! I already did. shows how good my memory is!

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  6. I love looking at these little glimpses into people's novels. Very nice.

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  7. Love this meme. The passage reminded me of The Lovely Bones. Thx for sharing. :)

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    1. now Alex, you know I can't tell...

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  9. Oh Kassandra!! You poor thing! I hope your mum knows you're there eventually!!

    Yay - great extract, thanks Marcy for sharing! Take care
    x

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    1. at that point in the story, Kass is pretty poor - altho admittedly, she's pretty poor right now too!

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  10. Wow, this sure coincided with a great snippet in your ms. Wait. What am I saying? Betcha it would've worked for you on any given page.

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    1. I hope so - because I WANT every page to be interesting, right?

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  11. Hmmmmm...
    I think I need to read this book when it gets published.

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    1. I can't wait for that day, Rubye :)

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  12. Oh wow...so having had a chance to read your first page and now this snippet, I'm so intrigued.

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  13. Ohhhh. You leave us with a great big mystery. What is she...a ghost, invisible! Oh I want to know!

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