Although Twitter and Facebook dominate the blogging and sharing spaces in our lives, there is something pretty special about blog memes. A typical blog meme entails some kind of a list, then you “tag” your friends, ask them to make their own lists, tag more friends, and so on. I fondly remember a few blog “meme tags” when I was a more frequent blogger (2004 to 2006).
1. Go to page 77 of your WIP or latest book.
2. Count down seven lines.
3. Copy the 7 sentences that follow and post them.
4. Tag 7 other authors.
Julia chose to list the sentences on page 7 since page 77 had a huge plot turn, which makes me wonder what it is! I thought about doing something similar because I wasn’t sure I even had 77 pages yet!
I’ve written about my novel’s progress here and at Natalia Sylvester’s blog, and I kick my behind every day about various aspects of the book (progress, plot, characters, setting … you name it). But I saw that I had indeed written a total of 88 pages (on the actual document; there are hundreds of pages scattered in other files and in two Moleskine notebooks).
It turns out that The Lucky Seven tags a few sentences that I like: