The Lucky 7 Meme Rules
■Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
■Go to line 7
■Copy down the next 7 lines–sentences or paragraphs–and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
■Tag 7 authors
■Let them know
I'm revising/rewriting my YA WIP, so it's not in a place where I feel comfortable sharing, even a snippet. Instead, here are 7 lines from the first MS I ever wrote, Fumped. In this scene, my protagonist and her ex-best friend are learning how to use torches in an art class.
Up until then, we’d just used little hand-held map gas torches whenever we needed to heat any of the metals up. But for some projects, like when you have to use molten metal in a centrifuge, you need more power than a map gas can provide. I definitely needed to pay close attention to instructions for the oxy-acetylenes so I didn’t wind up singing off my eyebrows at a later date. Focus, Jocelyn, focus.
“Holy crap, Button. I am so freaking freaked out!” Alex reached over and clutched my arm as Mr. O’Neill used the striker to start the flame. It glowed blue-hot and liquefied some scrap silver in minutes. “I don’t even like lighting matches after Zack farts!” she continued as she dug her nails into my forearm.
|My favorite beta reader's comment on a page|
of this MS. (My favorite beta is my mom.)
Well, there you go. Seven random lines and I still managed to hit a reference to farting. I'm not really sure what that says about my work. :)
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