Friday, 4 May 2012

Tagged again :-)

So, the thing about playing tag is that sometimes you get tagged back again. This always used to happen to me at school because I wasn't fast enough to run away, or - occasionally - because didn't realise we were still playing (yep, I was one of those kids who could get side-tracked by a passing cloud - I still can!)

Teralyn at A Writer's Journey tagged me during the A-Z Challenge, so I thought it would be a great post for today. Thanks, Teralyn!

I did The Lucky 7 Meme here, and now I'm going to do it again with my current WIP.

If you haven't heard about this before, here are The Rules:
  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
  4. Tag 7 authors.
  5. Let them know.
 Okay, you know that bit about not cheating? Well, I had to. This excerpt comes from page 76, because 77 gave too much away. The character's name has a significance, so apologies if it seems weird here, it's explained in the story. Anyway, here it is:
 
       How dare she! How dare she! Miss Isla Pertwee, of all the people at this atrocious place. How dare she make him look so foolish! In front of everyone.
       They’d laughed. At him! They’d turned and pointed and laughed, and then – worst of all, the very worst thing of all – they’d tutted, disparagingly, and walked away. From him! From Abraham Zephaniah Andrews!
            Now, right now, as he sat there at that table by the window, people were whispering about him from behind the shelves, peering at him through gaps in rows of books. 
I'm not going to tag anyone because after so many of you have just completed the A-Z Challenge I know everyone's feeling a bit shellshocked and trying to get back down to Earth. Consider yourself tagged if you'd like to share an excerpt - it's quite liberating sharing something so brief!

20 comments:

  1. But a lot of personality in that excerpt!

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  2. Great excerpt! I've done the meme, and then someone else tagged me. I haven't done it on the WIP I'm working on (I did it on the one currently on vacation). The meme doesn't fall in a good place in my wip, and I'm not good at cheating (except to tweak the excerpt slightly because last time it was from my first draft and you know how bad those are). :D

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    1. Editing is definitely cheating lol - but then, I'd never be brave enough to post up a first draft!

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  3. wow, loved your excerpt! Intense in detail and emotion- so much said in few words. Good stuff!

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  4. That was great! I could picture the scene - a lot of imagery for so few lines.

    I posted mine on my blog: www.michelle-pickett.com/blog

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  5. That was great! A lot of imagery for so few lines - I could picture the scene.

    I posted mine on my blog: www.michelle-pickett.com/blog

    If you chose to read it remember it's YA.

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  6. Sorry for the double post. Internet - oh how I love when it gets cranky. :)

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    1. It's been a nightmare for me recently too!

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  7. This excerpt totally has my attention! Very, very nice with such a strong voice!

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  8. You've all said such lovely things - THANK YOU!

    I'm not replying individually because it would just be thank you, thank you, thank you all the way down, but I really appreciate your kind words :-)

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  9. Congrats on the tag... really enjoyed your excerpt. Loved the voice.

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  10. I love the character names! Very cute! P.S. thanks for not tagging me. lol

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  11. That was kind fun and it's quite an entertaining idea, but thanks for not passing on the tag! Brain dead! Thanks for your visits, I've missed making the rounds and look forward to visiting more.

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  12. I'm completely lost, but in a good way:) Happy Saturday to you...

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  13. I want to know what she said about him - and if it was true.

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    1. I wouldn't feel too sorry for him, Patsy, he kinda deserved it :-)

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  14. love the snippet! somebody got caught!

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  15. I like the whispering behind shelves. Really cool image.

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  16. Hahahaha I think I was tagged 5 times, but none of my other WiPs are in electronic format, so I'm too lazy to respond. :-D

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