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Monday, March 19, 2012

Lucky 7


I've been tagged for the Lucky 7 meme by Medeia Sharif and Traci Kenworth.

I'm sure you all know the rules by now but, just in case:
  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.
  4. Tag 7 authors.

My current WiP has a huge spoiler on page 77 and, as I'm hoping a few of you might want to read it after the A to Z challenge, I decided to go with the other one that I keep going back to revise bits of. The working title is The Bad Mother, but that's only because I have absolutely no idea what to call it.

Beth took both of Amalia's hands in her own.

“Listen to me, maybe it's time to let go. Get on with your own life. Yes, it's sad that some women don't get to have babies but maybe we have to look at the bigger picture. Society works pretty well the way things are.”

Amalia was aghast.

 “Beth, I can't believe you're saying these things. You were as horrified as I am when you found out about all this. I thought Matthew was getting somewhere, however slowly.”
“He is, and that's what worries me. What if all this comes crashing down on his head. Is it worth it?”
“Yes.” said Amalia firmly.


So, there you have it. As clear as mud :-)

I love reading snippets of people's work, but I know lots of you have done this aleady, so if you'd like to take part, consider yourself tagged!

99 comments:

  1. I might do this in a couple months. Partially because I don't have 77 pages written yet. :D

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    1. Not even if they're double spaced? (Which is what I had to do!)

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    2. I started writing in January and have slacked the last month and a half in writing....and that's double spaced. *sigh*

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    3. Don't beat yourself up. It will come, I promise.

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  2. I like reading snippets of other people's works too. :) Great scene, it makes me very interested to read more!

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  3. I've been seeing this around on the blogs today and enjoy reading parts of various stories ... lots of good writing going on here!

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  4. Nice lines, Sarah! ever thought about 6 on Sunday? :)

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    1. Maybe when I've actually finished a revision pass :-)

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  5. Ah ... very interesting! What, exactly, is Matthew making progress on?

    I got tagged today and might try this next week.

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    1. Oh yes, please do - I love eavesdropping on peoples work :-)

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  6. Oooh, I love teasers. They always make me want more!

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    1. I know, it's been terrible reading so many great snippets!

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  7. I like Beth. I also have a character named Beth in one of my stories. She's much like yours. : )

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    1. I love the way a character can produce such different reactions in 7 lines. Alleged Author wants to smack her :-)

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  8. Sarah I love this! Beth's friggin awesome to lay it on the line like that. Great writing clip.

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  9. Love snippets! Because I don't really know what's happening and I want to know!

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    1. I know! So many mysteries flying around at the moment :-)

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  10. Yes, but did you drink a 7 Up while you were doing this? :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing your story excerpt, Sarah. I feel as if I am listening in on the middle of something intense, and I want to read more.

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  12. Yeah, right, and someone told me you couldn't write. Oh, was that you? Excellent Sarah.

    Denise

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  13. If you needed a different title for The Bad Mother, how about "The Revenge of SIGGY"

    It's very catchy.

    PS.. a scifi story about three guys playing hoops... OH boy! But I suppose it could have been worse... I have *no* idea what steampunk is :)

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    1. Heck, I can't believe that title passed me by!

      And I apologise, I never even thought of what might be hard, just stuff I like to read :-)

      (No take-backsies though) ;-)

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  14. Great lines! It's interesting to hear your writing voice. I'm loving all these excerpts wandering around bloggerland!

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    1. Thanks Annalisa, there are so many intriguing snippets around, aren't there?

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  15. clear as mud EXACTLY!
    but it made me go- wha-huh? i wanna know what's happening here! :)

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    1. Well, good :-) Maybe you can find out in about 2018!

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  16. Huh... and you're leaving us dangling? meany! (you know I love you really!)
    Lx

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  17. Ooh, I love that snippet! Very intense!

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    1. Thank you - hope you had a fantastic weekend (and that you're not reading emails until you get back!)

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  18. Fun snippet! Wow, I wonder what this intrigue with Matthew is! I have not done this yet, so I think I WILL consider myself tagged. We have a big family wedding coming up on Saturday, so I figured Thursdays post would be difficult to pull off, but voila! Thank you, Sarah!! :)

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    1. Oh yes, I REALLY liked yours. Looking forward to reading more one day :-)

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  19. I loved mud when I was a kid.

    Now, I'm trying to figure out if we're talking about babies or not.

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    1. Secretly, I still do!
      And yes, definitely.

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  20. I like playing in mud! Nice snippet. :)

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  21. Oh baby reproduction drama. I'm so in. Especially if the woman that wants to have a baby is surrounded by women who can have babies but choose not to. That's like a slap in the face and is even better tension.

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    1. You haven't quite got it, but you're very close!

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  22. Oh I like yours! I posted mine yesterday. :-)

    I'd love to know what they're talking about.

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    1. I remember, I was letting getting to yours but I had to comment on it!

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  23. Nice snippet. Makes me want to read more.

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  24. As clear as mud! lol. That's funny. Your lines are wonderful. Love 'em! Congrats on the award.

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  25. How fun! It makes for a very interesting Teaser ;-)

    New follower here. I'm trying to get a head start on visiting my fellow "A to Z"ers. I'm really enjoying your blog and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome to you Sylvia, and thank you. I look forward to introducing myself on your blog over the weekend :-)

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  26. Ohhh, I may have to take you up on this. I've been lacking things to blog about, anyway :)

    Yours is excellent!

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    1. Oh, I hope you do. I'm so nosy - and thank you very much :-)

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  27. Now I want to know more about the story.

    Great excerpt!

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    1. Well, you'll be able to read the first few pages soon - although I'm thinking you'll want me to wait until after the A-Z now?

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  28. Very intriguing. Now I want to read the rest.

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    1. One day, I really hope you'll be able to :-)

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  29. ooo interesting! I like it. And I really like the name Amalia. Cool stuff!

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  30. Nice snippet and intriguing teaser. Yes, Yes! I am with Amalia. It is worth it-for a baby, unless of course she is walking into a wrath of danger she will not be able to recover from. It sounds like she is, according to Beth. Of course I don't know the relationship between the characters, which makes the snippet all the more mysterious. What in the heck is Matthew working on? I want to know. I definitely want to read this. I am so curious. I love stories that tackle or flirt with women's issues of having babies and just how far they are willing to go to make it happen. It is probably because of my own personal ordeal with IVF and my desperation to become a mother. This is good, Sarah. I love reading these seven line snippets. This was a super cool meme. I hope it keep going for a while.

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    1. You had IVF? Me too, although I was very lucky.
      Thank you for the great comments - and by the way, your response to my comment on your 7 lines really really makes me want to read your story :-)

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  31. PS. I like the title, The Bad Mother. I mean, of course I don't know enough about the story for my opinion to count, but I like it. I have seen so many titles that come close to that, but never that exact title and it would prompt me to buy a book, just from the title.

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    1. I appreciate your opinion, and the title is actually accurate, although technically it should be The 'Bad' Mother - I was just worried it sounded a bit generic.

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  32. Hi Sarah,
    I am making my initial rounds of A to Z Challengers and just stopped in to say Hi.
    The snippet from your WIP aroused my curiosity! Best of luck with the creative process.

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    1. Hi Gail, thank you and welcome to you. I look forward to visiting your blog over the weekend :-)

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  33. Wow, such powerful emotions. Thanks for sharing this.

    ......dhole

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  34. Oooh, it's just like overhearing an intriguing piece of conversation and wanting to follow the people to learn what it's all about.

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    1. Not that we would ever do that of course. Right?

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  35. I like Amalia's determination. Great excerpt. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks Madeleine. I hope you get the chance one day!

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  36. Thanks for sharing! I love reading snippets of other peoples work! :D

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  37. Ohhhh... man. Way to pack such an amount of emotion is such a small snippet. Sounds dramatic. Nice work, Sarah! Phew! :D

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    1. Heh, thanks Morgan. I'm glad you liked it :-)

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  38. I love this meme! I keep hoping someone will pass it on to me. lol

    Intriguing snippet!

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    1. Oh, please, consider it passed on. I'd love to read something.

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  39. I love the name Amalia. Great snippet. So much in so little. ;0)

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    1. Thanks Jenny. She's the only one that hasn't had her name changed :-)

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  40. Great snippet! Matter of fact, all the snippets I've read for this meme have been outstanding.

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    1. It's been a fascinating meme, that's for sure!

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  42. I love your excerpt, Sarah! I still need to do this meme - so curious to find out what's on my 77th page! (My brain is so fried, I typed Susan instead of Sarah - ughh sorry!)

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    1. That's okay, I've been called a lot worse ;-)

      I'll look forward to reading yours!

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  43. Haha! I've tagged you... and you've just done it. But that's cool. You've got a link from my blog :D

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    1. Heh, thank you for the thought - and the link :-)

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  44. Intriguing. I now want to know more :-)

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    1. Hopefully, you'll be able to read it all one day :-)

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