Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lucky 7 Meme

Yay, I was hoping I'd get a chance to do this one, and McKenzie McCann tagged me! The rules are:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines as they're written-- no cheating!
  4. Tag 7 other writers
  5. Let them know!

I'm going to use Rosetta because that part's already edited, and I'm pretty sure page 77 of Defenders is smack-dab in the middle of the absolute crapfest that is chapter 6 (it's not; I checked. But it was a slow part of chapter 8, so this is still better).

“We were razzing her a bit,” Nick said. “Jeez, it’s not a crime. It was just a joke.”

“It’s always just a joke!” Aly snapped, then looked away.

“You used to have a sense of humor,” Ben said. “You used to like it when we teased you.”

“Or at least you liked it when Luke teased you,” Nick said.

“Shut up!”

“Aly and Lu-uke, sitting in a tree,” Ben sang.

“Guys, knock it off,” I said. “It’s bothering her.”

Hm, I don't like that without context. It makes the boys sound mean.

And I'm tagging...

  1. K.S. Lewis
  2. Rebecca Belliston
  3. JoLynne Lyon
  4. Nick Wilford
  5. Chantele Sedgwick
  6. Erin Summerill


  1. They do sound a bit mean, but I get more of a sense of young boys being young boys instead.

    1. Sadly those "young boys" are actually 22 and 25, and they really should know better. But they do (sort of) have their reasons, and they're really not bad guys.

  2. Snappy dialogue in your excerpt. I'm sure it's just a bit of harmless banter.

    Thanks for the tag. I've already done it once, and still not got a page 77, but I did 47 last time and I've now got 57 so I could see what that's looking like. It's good fun!

    1. Mostly harmless, I suppose, though I'm sure Aly would rather it wasn't happening. :-)

      Right, I remember reading your excerpt! It was really intriguing, especially without context.