… and now you have.
Rick Gualtieri, a very funny fantasy novelist from my home town in Jersey, sent out a tweet tagging people to play in the Lucky 7 tagging game. Unfortunately I followed the link, not understanding, and as a result find myself tagged in a writers game.
The rules? Very simple:
- Go to page 77 of your current manuscript;
- Go to line 7;
- Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating;
- Tag 7 other victims–er, authors.
Except I’m not specifically tagging anyone, just the first 7 people with works in progress who visit. If you read this far, ha!
So, from The Right Medicine, here are seven lines starting from line seven on page 77 of the current version of the manuscript.
“He definitely had a girl, but I think things must have gone sour.”
“He came in just before Valentine’s Day and bought more than ever before. We had to help him carry it all out to the car, and stuffed his trunk.”
“So why do you think it went bad?”
“A guy buying that much is planning on asking something important, but he never came back after that. She must have dumped him. And on Valentine’s Day!” she said, shaking her head in sympathy.