"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tagalicious . . . You're It!


Soooooo . . . I basically never talk about my WIPs on here. Not in detail anyway--and I don't think I've ever shared lines from what I'm working on. But then this Lucky Seven meme went around and I got tagged twice. By MG and Marsha (both of whom you should check out and read their lines)!

And since I've loved reading everyone else's 7 lines, I figured just this once I'd play too.  :)

(Okay, fine. Also? As I type this post I may have had a bit* of wine, so I'm feeling very sharey**.)

Here are the rules if you're tagged:
  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript 
  2. Go to line 7 
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as they are – no cheating 
  4. Tag 7 other authors
I'm not cheating--no tweaking or anything--just copying and pasting my lines as they are. So have fun with that, ha.

"Let me change and grab my board." I sprint back up the stairs, hoping Robert will take the hint and quit it with the parental stuff. 

Kellan calls after me to bring some shoes for walking, too. I grab sneakers from my closet and sit on my bed needing a second to catch my breath, a second to let my pulse slow down. But I can't deny it; there's a spark of attraction for him deep in my belly. It's the first thing—the first bright thing—to cut through the numbness I've waded in all week. I cling to it, letting it lift me higher than I've felt in a long time.

BOOM. There ya have 'em. What'd you think?

And now it's MY turn to tag seven authors to post from their WIPs!! *insert evil laughter here*

Rick Lipman (found out after the fact: he's already done it! check out his line here)
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*like half a glass gallon
**It's a word. Well, it is now anyway.

31 comments:

  1. Love it! Favorite line: the first bright thing—to cut through the numbness I've waded in all week. I cling to it, letting it lift me higher than I've felt in a long time.
    It is so scary to put yourselve...well, your writing...out there! Good for you!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! And yes--it WAS scary, but . . . well . . . gimme a little wine and suddenly the fear factor disappears ;)

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  2. Love love love it!! So excited you did this!

    -Em

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  3. Oooh, this is great! Makes me want to read the rest. :)

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  4. Yay! I love it! I'm with Tracey...makes me want to read the rest!

    I just did mine now. :-)

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  5. I adore this, Sara, especially: "It's the first thing—the first bright thing—to cut through the numbness..." Totally makes me want to read on. And thanks for tagging me. I'll post my seven on Friday. :)

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    1. Thank you, Katy :) I can't wait to read yours!

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  6. Love it! I love that last bit, especially. And the picture made me lqtm.
    Argh! I really want to be tagged for this one!

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    1. Thanks! And consider yourself tagged! :)

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  7. LOVE. I so want to read the rest of this. WILL YOU HURRY UP WITH THE REVISING ALREADY--IMPATIENT CP HERE. :)

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    1. Hee! Dude, I'm hurrying, I'm hurrying!

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    1. SAME RESPONSE TO YOU AS I SAID TO HER. :)

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  9. Pretty cool! :) Love the last few lines. :)

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  10. It's awesome Sara. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. WOW! Love these! Only 7 lines in and I already want to read this like WHOA! :)

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  12. Oohhh. Great lines. *lurve them*

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  13. Love it, Boo. :)

    I'll do it tomorrow...this is the first I've been on my laptop in 4 days. The fam goes back to school/work tomorrow, so my life can get back to a schedule.

    Love you,
    L

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  14. um....WHEN do I get to read this? Now? LOVE the voice. LOVE IT. Have I mentioned that I want to read this NOW? :)

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  15. Ah, lovely! I get a strong sense of setting and character in just the few lines! Well done, Sara. It sounds fabulous.

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  16. I think I did this on Facebook. I can't keep track anymore.

    I love your piece, especially the italicized bright part. That's a killer line.

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  17. Oooh, I like! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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Yay! I love when you have things to add :)