Thursday, March 22, 2012

Campaign Tag: Seventh Meme

I was tagged by Jennifer in the new campaign tag going around.

Here are the rules:

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. No cheating
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

I'm about thirty thousand words into my WIP, so page 77 is really...rough. And the placement of such page will probably move quite a bit once I'm done with the draft and start editing. The excerpt is from CURSED, where my MC has a curse placed on her by the local witch legend.

For a split second the world disappears into a haze of darkness, stars sparking in front of my eyes when I open them.
Reaching back, I slap Jordan as hard as I can, trying to free myself from his hand, which is still tightly secured around my arm.
He barely flinches from my hit. He’s not even all that surprised. Instead of pushing me again, I see him raise his arm. His hand turns to a fist, and I can’t believe what’s about to happen.
 His arm starts to move down, and my eyes close, as I brace myself for the oncoming attack.

I wish I could tell you exactly what's happening in this scene, but it's a pretty crucial moment. And pretty vague. Sorry about that.
Now for the tagging. I'm having a really hard time choosing seven people because most of you have already been tagged. Here are the lucky seven:

Melanie Stanford
Melanie Fowler
Kitty Hietala
Morgan Shamy
J.A. Bennett

Melissa Maygrove

Jessica Salyer

I look forward to reading all of your excerpts.


  1. Ooh, that's a great teaser!
    Thanks for tagging me, I'll get to it in a couple days probably.

  2. Whoa! Holy intense! Perna, sounds like a great story... it's tricky to put us in the moment with such few sentences but you do a nice job ;)

    I love this lucky 7 meme... THANKS SO MUCH for the tag! Means a lot! :D (If you want to read mine, I did it a couple of posts back) ;)

    Good luck with your WIP! Keep us posted!

  3. Very vague, but so intriguing! I want to know what's happening!

  4. Thank You so much for thinking about me and sorry it took me so long to come here! I already did this tag, so feel free take a look ;) Great to connect with you and I will for sure take a look around :)