Lucky seven – will you play with me?

by Julie Frayn on April 8, 2012 in  Writing

Jase Rosenburg, the Resurrected Writer, was sweet enough to tag me in a game of Lucky Seven. Don’t worry, it didn’t hurt. He was very gentle.

Here are the rules (yes, more rules):

  1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as they are – no cheating.
  4. Tag 7 other authors.

No Cheating? Well, where’s the fun in that?

I have three versions of my current (read: only) manuscript on the go. More like one version in three different formats. That’s what you get when you play with print settings and try to (successfully!) print your book like a “real” book. Since each resulted in different total pages, I got to pick which page 7 or 77 to share. I do like choices. I made the radical decision to share not one, but two sets of lines from two different page 77s. Like literary Certs – it’s two, two, two sets in one! And it’s not cheating, it’s extra credit. I know, always the freaking keener.

Amber hugged her and patted her dripping hair, “It’s all right. You’re all right.” Then she snapped, “Where the hell have you been?”

Startled, August pulled away. She turned to find Ricki ambling towards them, a brown paper bag in each hand.

“I figured she’d need a little help recovering. I got provisions!” She tossed one bag to August, packs of Twinkies peeking out the top, then pulled the other bag down a bit to reveal two green, screw-top wine bottles. “Not bad, huh?” Her eyebrows flashed up and down. “September, give me my ten bucks.”

She reached her hand up and rested it on his jacket just under the collar.

He thought his heart would beat out of his chest, his shallow breath quickening at her touch. No girl had ever made him feel this way. Feel anything at all. He wanted to kiss her. Tomorrow he would kiss her. He breathed in as deeply as he could, content for tonight to drink in all of her, and soon began drifting into sleep.

Now to choose my seven targets, er, I mean players… I tried not to pile on to folks who’ve received this recently, so if any of you have, I am so sorry! In no particular order:

  1. Leanne Shirtliffe
  2. Rashad Pharaon
  3. Jeff Clough
  4. Katie Schwartz
  5. M.J. Monaghan
  6. Krystal Wade
  7. Mikalee Byerman

Tag.  You’re it!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Krystal Wade April 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

Awesome. Thank you. Love both scenes. Working on mine now. Will post tomorrow. :-)


Julie April 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

You’re welcome, and thanks too! :)

mj monaghan April 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Congrats on your Lucky Seven!

And thank you for throwing me into the mix.

Hmm, August and September … I like those names!


Julie April 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

August is the character. September is the nickname two other characters gave her… :) and you are welcome!

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