But when Jenny Hilborne, author extraordinaire, named me as one of her seven writer buds to partake in the Lucky 7 Challenge, I had to try to respond. I don't think of myself as a lucky person, but the challenge appealed to me because being lucky reminds me of Las Vegas and Las Vegas reminds me of this guy:
So here are the rules:
1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
2. Go to line 7
3. Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors to do the same
So here are 7 lines from page 77 of my current manuscript (be gentle, it's in its first draft state):
At each statement, Skip watched Matt McHale's face turn a deeper shade of red as his shoulders slumped forward. Claudia wept harder with each fact.
"No," McHale said. "It's not true—"
His wife cut him off. "Stop lying, Matthew. It's true. All of it." She cried a little more, then spoke again. "Of course, my husband thinks Alex was a typical teenager. He was always at the office, while I was the one trying to get Alex to school, trying to get him to do homework, wondering where he was and when he'd be home."
Now then, my 7 authors to tag... hmm... stop hiding behind your coffee mugs. I see you.
2. Rick Ochocki
3. Janelle Lee
4. Ali Trotta
5. Sheri Fink
6. Indy Quillen
Tag, you're all it!