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:
“Marik tried to get back in touch with Mike, but he received a generic reply from the office. Not even the secretary was present now. He stood at a nearly deserted intersection deep in the citycore, and his mouth felt dry.
The air felt uncomfortably warm, and he undid all the buttons on his coat. A misting rain blew over him, giving some relief. The residents of Rain walked past him, caught up in their own dramas, happiness, or emergencies. A man about his age, suit-clad, and brow-furrowed walked by, calmly speaking orders to his staff by remote. Marik almost wanted to trade places with him.”
There you have it! Who knows if the words will survive or not, but I like them right now.
And now I tag the following writers for The Lucky Seven:
Of course, if you don’t want to take the Lucky Seven Challenge, you don’t have to, But the option is there if you want it. Thanks again, Julia!