I’ve been tagged, again! And this time it’s short and sweet. Since half of the people tagged by Stephanie Lawton are also my writer-friends I’m going to skip the tagging step. Yeah, a little cheat, but I don’t want to double tag people.
But if you are reading this and want to join in, let me know and I’ll P.S. a tag to you.
- Go to page 77 of your current MS.
- Go to line 7.
- Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
- Tag 7 other authors (optional–for me)
The following is from Corroded, the sixth edit of it. I’m currently rewriting–will the seventh time be the lucky draft–but since I’m not 77 pages in, I’m using the draft from 2011. But this section is most likely staying.
So, without further ado, meet Mary Lou Weber. She’s outside the Steinbeck Wax Museum on Cannery Row in Monterey on her first “date”.
“Isn’t it supposed to be really… uh, stupid?” I wanted to say dark, creepy, or claustrophobic, but I knew those wouldn’t be the right things to say to Josh.
“That makes it all the more fun. Let’s see what they dare slap old Steinbeck’s name on.”
Josh glanced at me at the ticket counter, but I quickly looked away. He was going to have to front all the money if he insisted on dragging me through the dungeon of historical spooks.
Dark—check. The only light to speak of were the spotlights on the first scene and the dull glow of an exit light just out of my reach.
I was tagged (FIRST) yesterday by the fantabulous Lėna Roy for a “bloggy game”. You have to answered these questions, after being tagged by someone else, and then pass the tag on to eight more bloggers. This will be the first blog attempt at embedding a link under someone’s name, so bear with me if it doesn’t go as planned.
What do you think of when you the hear the word tag? A gaggle of jeering kids laughing at me for being slow.
Do you think you’re hot? It’s summer in the south, so yeah, I’m hot!
Upload a picture or wallpaper that you’re using at the moment.
When was the last time you ate chicken? Sometime this past week…
The song(s) you listened to recently. I actually heard a new(?) song on the radio Saturday that made me think of Corroded‘s main character. Now I need to track it down and add it to my iTunes wish list. Death Cab for Cutie “You’re a Tourist”. (At least I think that’s what the DJ said.) It almost fits my WIP perfectly, except the character is not in her hometown–but she’s lived there a couple years.
What were you thinking as you were doing this? Seriously, she tagged me first?! And she remembers me as being one of the first responders to her blog many moons ago. Wow—can’t wait to meet her in March.
Do you have nicknames? What are they? The most widely used is Care/Care Bear. My self-labeled name is Wonderwegian, obviously.
Tag 8 blogger friends: Stephanie Lawton Joyce Sterling Scarborough Dee Abbi Glines Jessica Laura Auntie M Beautiful Wreck
Who’s listed as No. 1? Stephanie. Local writer buddy and hook-up for all things YA. Me thinks she needs a fluffy blog to soften her recent angst.
Say something about No. 5 My brilliantly funny cousin, who will probably curse me for tagging her. Want blogs with $5 words and deep questions while you laugh—go read her!
How did you get to know No. 3? Mobile Writer’s Guild and QuillMasters critique group. Dee is the real deal—she doesn’t hold back and lays her life bare.
How about No. 4. Abbi found me on Twitter—never heard how. She’s a local (across Mobile Bay) YA writer and does oodles of blogging and Twitter and Facebook. We are suppose to meet soon… Write Club?
Leave a message for No. 6. Laura, your blogs are LOL funny. I follow yours and read them, so please do the same for me. Do you even remember me? You were only about ten when I moved away, but your house was like a second home to me. I mean, did any of Staci’s other friends stick it out through Super Saturdays (with all those chores) more than once?
Leave a lovey dovey message for No. 2. Joyce, you are the heart and soul of zombie chicks. The world needs you to blog more often. You do creeps the best so finish that book, please!
Do No. 7 and No. 8 have any similarities? Actually, they do! Though one lives the California dream, and the other is living life in the natural wonders of South Alabama, both do blogs that have “content warnings”. They are each smart, sassy, and not afraid to speak their minds. When either are in a room, they are most likely entertaining others–through conversation or talents. Auntie M hasn’t blogged in months and Beautiful Wreck is on hiatus, so I’m not sure if either will get around to this.