I don’t know if you’ve seen the latest meme being passed around the interwebs, but it’s called Lucky 7 and I’ve been tagged by Emma Burcart to share some writing from my WIP. Like most things that get passed around, Lucky 7 has its own set of rules:
Open your WIP (current work in progress) and
1. Go to page 77
2. Go to line 7 on that page
3. Copy the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs as they are written.
4. Tag 7 new authors.
I don’t mind sharing from my WIP, but since I have 2 going, I wasn’t sure which to share. One is finished and I’ve been revising like crazy (or at least it’s been making me crazy) and the other is only a little more than a third done in the first draft. Since I couldn’t decide, you get the bonus of reading 2 passages. Both are single-title contemporary romances.
First up, my work in revision. I hope this will be the second book for my contract with Kensington. Its tentative title is Exceeding Expectations.
He suddenly realized the remark sounded like he was propositioning a hooker. He stepped back to think clearly. “Your commission. I’ll write you a check right now. Then it won’t matter.”
“Sorry, no deal. I work for my commission. I’ll get it when I find you a house.” She pushed off the table, intent on leaving.
He stepped in her path. “Just a kiss.” One that would surely lead to the bedroom. He never misread those signals.
The second passage is my crappy first draft. The book doesn’t have a title because I suck at coming up with titles. I keep my drafts saved under the heroine’s name. In this case, Elizabeth:
She broke the silence. “You never answered my question. Did you follow me?”
“Then why are you here?”
He sighed, knowing she wouldn’t let him just enjoy holding her. The song ended and he leaned close to her ear. “I’m here for the same reasons everyone else is. I’m looking to get laid.”
Elizabeth couldn’t believe he’d said that. She was not here to get laid. She was visiting with friends and having fun.
Now that I’ve exposed a nearly-done and a barely done excerpt, I’m tagging the following 7 authors:
2. Ruthie Knox
3. Asrai Devin
4. Jenny Hansen
How do you feel about sharing work that’s not quite ready?