Author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy, co-founder of Writer Unboxed, and all-round total sweetie, Therese Walsh, recently threw down a gauntlet. The challenge?
1. Go to the 77th page of your work-in-progress or latest book.
2. Count down 7 lines.
3. Copy the 7 sentences that follow, and post them.
4. Tag 7 other writers.
Big news here, peeps. I’m cheating and providing ten sentences. (Otherwise you get no sense of the tone.)
This is in the point of view of my hero after a rebuff by the heroine. He isn’t thinking with his big head, poor guy:
Sebastien’s smile broadened. Well wasn’t this just cozy? Looked like the two of them were going to be best buddies today. “So back to Stewie–the genius. He sees you leave and he asks me, ‘Who’s that lady and why is she running from you like that?’” Sebastien turned his head to regard her. “He’s going to be in pre-law in the fall, did I tell you? He really is brilliant.”
“So I hear,” she said dryly. “Is there a point to this conversation, other than your touching personal testimony about a fellow rube?”
Do not feel obliged to play along, but I’m tagging the following people to continue the meme. You’ll notice I’ve chosen an eclectic mix of people from different worlds because… Well, it’s fun:
LATE EDITION: I wasn’t clear in my instructions, and I’m probably doing it “wrong” anyway, but you’re welcome to post your lines below OR on your own blog, where you can link and tag your seven next victims. Also, if you’re here and I haven’t tagged you, but want to play along, please DO post your entry below. We might as well have a party while we’re at it. 🙂