Monday, Melissa Gardiner over at My Unpublished Life tagged me in The Lucky 7 meme, a challenge for writers with WIPs.
Here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current WIP.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they're written.
4. Tag seven authors.
5. Let them know.
It is a fun way to get some feedback on your work, don't you think?
So, here is page 77 of Until My Soul Gets It Right. Unfortunately, this sample hits right in the middle of dialogue between Bibliophile Catherine Elbert and Katie McLellan, the owner of Christmas Bells, on Catherine's first full day in Portland, Maine, so I'm going to post the full page so you can get a better feel for the novel.
“Overwhelming, actually. I prefer this little place. No light-up plastic Jesus. No atrocious blinking flamingo lights.”
“And here I was, hoping to buy some illuminated chili peppers for my new apartment.”
“Can’t help you. But if you were going to hang them for an end of summer margarita bash, I could be persuaded to order them if you promise to invite me.”
“Need some friends first. You are only the third person I have spoken with since I arrived.”
“Where are you from?”
“You’re not a Packer fan, are you? My husband hates them.”
“No way. My brothers are, so, therefore, I am not.”
“Good girl. So what brings you here?”
“I see. Did you find a place yet?”
“Yeah, on Peaks Island.”
“Good Lord, I didn’t think anyone from the Midwest would even know Peaks Island existed.”
“I saw it on a travel show.”
Katie McLellan smirked. “So, what are you doing about a job?”
“Not sure. This is my explore Portland day. I haven’t given it much thought.”
“We are heading into our busy season, with fall just around the corner. I could use some extra help, if you’re interested. We are re-decorating the entire upstairs. People love those Department 56 villages. I need someone else besides Patsy, my full-time girl who is home sick today. Has a touch of the flu, or so she says.” Katie winked.
Okay, now it's your turn. The Lucky 7 authors I am tagging are the following.
Leah Griffith @ Eating Life Raw
Beverly Diehl @ Writing in Flow
Julia Munroe Martin @ wordsxo
Karen Cantwell @ Karen Cantwell
Becky Povich @ Becky Povich: Writer Searching for Bliss
inluvwithwords @ Out on a Limb
Ute Carbone @ Ute Carbone
Please visit these great writer blogs, either for their own Lucky 7 challenges, or just for a good read.