Nature = My Lucky 7
This week’s post is a bit of a departure from my typical nature-as-writing-instructor theme, but in some ways, it actually fits right in with What I Saw.
You see, I was tagged by the fabulous debut author, Kimberly Brock (The River Witch released last week!) to participate in the 7–7–7 challenge, which essentially gives a sneak peek of an author’s work in progress (WIP).
The Lucky Seven basic rules:
- Go to page 77 of your WIP or latest book.
- Count down seven lines.
- Copy the 7 sentences that follow and post them.
- Tag 7 other authors.
My 7 lines from page 77 of Bedside:
Aida made her feel alive, ready to try all the things she might never have the guts to – or be able to – try again.
“Can you imagine the kind of trouble she’d get into in Vegas?” Charlie asked.
Hope imagined Aida shoving dollar bills into nearly naked men’s crotches, skinny dipping in one of the ritzy pools, wearing tiaras as if she were at her own bachelorette party. She laughed. “Yes, I can. And that’s why I want to go. She is fearless in her living. I could learn a thing or two.”
Note: This is Aunt Aida. Eighty-year old Aunt Aida, that is.
My seven lucky authors, you are “it” (if you wish to participate. If not, ignore me. My feelings will not be hurt. Promise. But I still want to read your work!):
- Jessica McCann
- Jolina Petersheim
- Cynthia Robertson
- Natalia Sylvester
- Cathleen Holst
- Suzie Ivy
- Lora Rivera
And, as my tagger, Kimberly, said: “Let me know when your lines are up because I WANT TO READ YOUR POSTS!”