04/06/2012 ecmyers

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:

1. Alaya Dawn Johnson
2. Zoraida Córdova
3. Rajan Khanna
4. Jessica Corra
5. Saladin Ahmed
6. Shveta Thakrar
7. Bradley Beaulieu

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.

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Comments (10)

  1. Kiss! I can’t believe we missed each other at Teen Week in NY. The timing was just off. Let me know if you’re ever in LA!

    • ecmyers

      I know! I could only be in NYC for the second half of the festival, which meant I missed your panels *and* your reading in Princeton. :( I’ll definitely let you know when I’m in your neighborhood!

  2. And I was only there for the first half (flew home the day after Princeton)! And the timing of your signing (across town) was when I had a business lunch and meeting after with Random House. Like a Julia Roberts movie with the timing… ;) It’s not FAIR (coin….)

    • ecmyers

      I see you are clever with the book titles too! :P

    • ecmyers

      Ha ha! FY is awesome. My favorite was Chichiri!

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