Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme

Happy Thursday! I was tagged by Donelle Lacy in the Lucky 7 Meme, and it's sounds like fun, so here goes. This particular Meme gives the world a peek into my most recently finished manuscript, DARK WATERS. I'm currently querying it, so cutting and pasting pieces into an online document of sorts has become rather routine for me these days. :)

Here Are The Rules:
1) Go to page 77 or your current MS
2) Go to line 7
3) Copy down the next 7 lines as they're written--no  cheating
4) Tag 7 other writers
5) Let them know

So I happily found page 77 of Dark Waters, and wished I had landed on a more action-packed scene. Although honestly, anywhere I land, I want to keep reading. I guess that's how a writer knows their book is ready to query. :) So here's page 77, lines 7-14 of Dark Waters:

     Most of her books were science related. A few were on human health, their skeletal and vascular systems, but far more had something or other to do with marine life. None looked to be about age-old water people healing.
     Pulling myself up, I peered around her room before deciding to check under her bed. Why she'd place the book under a bed, I had no idea, but it had to be here somewhere. My fingers trailed across the green satin sheets covering her mattress. When we have sheets on our bed, or in my and Cara's case comforters, it's not for warmth, but the feel of the fabric. Satin sheets were as close to sleeping in wet seaweed one could get without actually lining our beds with the stuff.


1) Rain Laaman
2) Shannon Lawrence
3) Darci Cole
4) Theresa Paolo
5) Ashley Nixon
6) Jessie Humphries
7) Jamie Morrow


  1. Great little excerpt. I want to know what she is looking for exactly and why!!! :)

  2. Hey Rainy Day Writer, you can always make something up that's more exciting. Who would know?

    Uh oh. I see your Word Verification (WV) is still on. I'm on a mission to rid the world of this unnecessary evil frustration! Please stop by my blog and select the How To Turn Off Your Word Verification tab and help make the world a better place one blog at a time.

    1. Because part of the fun is following the rules. ;)

      I hate word verification! And I've tried to turn mine off, but couldn't figure out how to do it. In fact, I had to switch my interface to the older version to follow your directions, but I did and now it's off. WOOHOO! Thanks!

  3. You got an intriguing section. Random snippets are so much fun to read. Thanks for thinking of me! I've been tagged for something else, so I'll get to this once that one's posted.

  4. That sounds good, Rachel :) I posted my segment on my blog, but I kind of dropped the ball by not passing it on. I'm not sure who to ask...

  5. Thanks for the tag! I will post mine on Monday.

    Interesting snippet! Definitely tells me something about the characters.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  6. Loved the excerpt. I especially love how you compared the satin sheets to seaweed. These things are such teases, I always want to keep reading.

    Thanks for the tag :) Of course my pg77 line 7 isn't action packed either :( But rules are rules.

    1. I think it's kinda fun to read the regular pieces too though. Those are the tiny glimpses into the characters' realities. :)

  7. I love this line: "My fingers trailed across the green satin sheets"...something about your use of the word trail paints this vivid image in my mind. It is so descriptive. Well done! :)