Whatever it is, I think it’s fun.
Last week, my friend Lorraine Paton tagged me in The Lucky Seven Meme. Lorraine is the person who taught me about using PowerPoint slides to do “index cards” for my story. You can read parts of Lorraine’s WIP, Silver Linings, on her blog. And drop by on Sundays for her Six Sentence Sunday.
Here is how The Lucky Seven Meme works:
Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction by following these rules:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same
I am picking my seven sentences from an unpublished work. At least, it’s unpublished until next week on August 1. And so, from the single-spaced m/s for THE GHOST AND CHRISTIE McFEE, here are my seven sentences.
One of the first stories in the Bandit Creek series is a time travel, SIREN’S SONG. The story conveniently introduces present-day Bandit Creek and historical Bandit Creek. DL has also published the Thief of Hearts series—a new version of the Robin Hood story, only this time Little John is a woman.
Amy Jo Fleming
I have borrowed some of Amy Jo’s characters from DEATH AT BANDIT CREEK. She writes in 1911 and I write 101 years later. Amy Jo’s story is about a young schoolteacher coming to teach in the one-room schoolhouse in Bandit Creek. We also find out about the flood that destroys historical Bandit Creek.
Lawna is a paranormal/fantasy writer who has published one of Bandit Creek’s Christmas stories, QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH. Lawna is also published with MuseItUp Publishing.
Roxy’s Bandit Creek story, A STRANGER’S KISS, follows her A STRANGER’S TOUCH. She has also launched the romantic comedy, Crazy for Cowboy.
Michelle writes “Strong women, proud men and the adventures that bring them together.” Her Bandit Creek book, HEART OF MINE, is a historical western. Michelle is also the author of a series of Pirate stories from Berkley.
Brenda M. Collins
Brenda’s WITCH IN THE WIND is a sweet paranormal romance. Brenda is just beginning her blog so I’m sure we’ll see her pick up the Lucky Seven Meme soon.
Sheila’s book just launched last week. WEDDING FEVER happens two weeks before my story. My heroine, Christie McFee reads an article in the Bandit Creek Gazette written by Sheila’s heroine, Liz Templeton. And that is what brings Christie to Bandit Creek.
So there you have it. My seven sentences. And seven more authors to carry on the Meme and give you a taste of their work with their seven sentences. Or, seven lines. They get to choose.
Have you been tagged in the Lucky Seven Meme? Would you like to play? I wonder who started this Lucky Seven Meme? Are you out there? Are you surprised your game continues?
Wow! this is cool! sorry it’s taken me so long to post, I was at work all day.
I’m taking this from my 3rd pirate novel, A Pirate’s Possession.
“Claire couldn’t look at him, not at him or anyone else. She had nothing. Nothing! The paper on the table was so close and her body shook with a need to take it. Take it and run. Her hands curled at her sides, but she didn’t move them. She’d never get out of the tavern with it; Nate would catch her before she made it to the door.”
I remember that scene. She was trying to win the map!
Thanks for posting your lines.
Great 7 sentences, Suzanne! 🙂 Sounds like an important moment for your characters.
Those are my page 7 lines and they just happened to work out. The ones on pg 77 made no sense out of context.
Although, I suppose it could be funny hearing lines out of context…
Suzanne, I’m so looking forward to reading your book. Chapter 1 has me hooked and I really want to find out what happens with the Lost Lake treasure. 🙂
Since my blog is on hiatus, and so am I, I’m going to post my 7 lines here. Thanks so much for including me in your list!
Life was good.
On the west side of Main Street, Liz cut through the empty lot beside Bombshells Beauty Bar and headed across Ellis Park toward the newspaper office. Halfway across the park, she realized Mitch hadn’t shown up in Bandit Creek by accident. Certain people had to have known he’d be coming, and yet, no one had thought to warn her.
Or they’d all decided the less she knew, the better.
Hands clenched at her sides, she stomped up Jefferson Street and arrived, fully steamed, at the newspaper office. Once inside, she headed toward the back of the building where the Bandit Creek Ladies Historical Society met every morning at nine.
Hi Sheila – thanks for putting your lines here. I love collecting these!
I haven’t figured out how to use my new blog, yet. So I’ll post here.
This is from my new manuscript, “Wolfen Time,” an Urban Fantasy.
She’d saved his life.
And compromised his mission.
An experienced time tripper, Rafe knew history didn’t happen by chance. This woman’s presence at Smiley’s death scene was too coincidental. She was connected somehow. Which meant trouble. The kind that gave Rafe a bellyache.
Thanks Roxy – I’m looking forward to reading this new one!
Just got back from holidays and saw this. Sorry, I hope I’m not too late to post! I just finished Sheila Seabrook’s WEDDING FEVER while I was away on holidays and read your first chapter at the back. Very fun! Can’t wait to read the rest.
Here’s sevenish lines from the manuscript I’m rewriting…An Indecent Contract.
“Okay, what’s Thomas Crane like? What can I expect when I meet him? I like to be prepared for any eventuality.”
“Honestly?” Kelsey Fitzpatrick asked.
“Well…” Kelsey paused and looked around at the other members on the team. “We’ve dubbed the meetings with Crane International as our AA meetings.”
“Arrogant Ass,” she said, despite the frowns from her colleagues.
Best of luck on your release, Suzanne!
Oh! This sounds like fun. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks for posting, DL!