It should be no surprise that Lissa Price is good at starting things off*, and she just tagged me in a little game that’s going around.
I can’t remember the last time I did one of these internet memes. It was a long time ago, before Twitter even, when I was blogging almost daily at LiveJournal. I would have passed this one by too, but lately I’ve been thinking about luck, which ties in a bit to my first novel, Fair Coin. Plus, Lissa’s awesome, so how could I resist?
Anyway, here’s what we’re supposed to do:
1. Go to the seventh or 77th page of our WIP (or latest book)
2. Count down 7 lines.
3. Copy the 7 sentences that follow and post them.
4. Tag 7 other authors.
That seems easy enough, and I’m actually curious how this is going to turn out. So from page 7 of my work in progress, a science fiction YA called Who We Used to Be:
I finally fumbled the door open, and someone tripped me as I stepped inside. I didn’t think it was Nick, but I didn’t look back to be sure. I slammed the door behind me, ran up another short flight of stairs with shaking hands and weak knees. I took a corner blindly, not sure where I was going and not really caring.
I was in a long hallway with lockers on either side. I drifted through the crowd as my schoolmates reunited with their friends, chattering about their vacation or their new remembrances. I recognized some faces from middle school, but there wasn’t anyone I wanted to talk to right then.
And the seven other authors I’m tagging:
Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to play along in the comments with something you’re working on or whatever you’re currently reading!
*Because her book is called Starters. Get it? Man, I’m clever.