A while back, I was tagged by KindredSpirit23 in the Rule of 7 game. I really have to work on my running skills. I’m too easily tagged these days.
This game may seem familiar—it’s very similar to the Lucky 7 Meme. The omnipresent rules are:
1) Go to page 7 or 77 of your current WIP.
2) Count down 7 lines.
3) Quote the next 7 lines (finish the thought, if you need to)
4) Choose 7 more authors to play
So here we go. Since I’m just about ready to send this WIP to beta readers, here are eight sentences from Page 7 of Summer at the Crossroads that form a cohesive passage.
“What a cool idea. If I did take that job somewhere else, maybe I’m living in Paris with a tall handsome Frenchman for a husband and working as a translator. Then I could make everybody jealous when I jet in with mon cher mari for our high school reunion next year and tell them all about our vacations in Monte Carlo.”
Susan chuckled as she tossed back the last of her margarita. “Now there’s a fantasy I’d like to live out in one of those other universes. Come on, Cath. Finish up your god-awful drink, and let’s go eat. We can talk more over dinner. I’m starving.”
I’m a bit pressed for time as I write this post. I thought I was coming down with a cold earlier this week, but the way things are going, it’s more likely a sinus infection. I’ve fallen behind on life as a result (and because I’ve been focusing on preparing Crossroads to send to my betas). So if you’re a writer who would like to share a few lines of a WIP with your readers, please consider yourself tagged with the Rule of 7. Heck, by the power of the Internet, I hereby tag EVERYONE reading this blog who has a short story, novel, or memoir in the works!
Have a great weekend!