Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme!

I’ve been tagged by Tania Walsh, one of my amazing critique partners, for The Lucky 7 meme! Wow, it's almost as good as getting a box of Tim Tams by mail for Christmas. ;)

Before we go any further, click on her name and read the snippet from her manuscript. Makes me want to read her book!

Now for the basic rules of this meme:
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.
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

The following seven lines come from my MG adventure novel, MEREDITH MOUNTAIN MIRACLE.  Incidentally, this is a part someone had suggested I removed from my story because it doesn't really advance the plot.  It may eventually become a deleted scene, but for now, it's still part of my novel.

Twenty pairs of eyes fixed on Emilio, waiting to hear more. His ears burned. Better change the subject. "Um... any sandwiches left? I'm starving." He peeked into the box on the table. Empty. 

They all turned to Coach Harry, who whistled and looked into nowhere, pretending he hadn't heard.

"Big Harry!" Hans scolded, with a hand on his hip. "Didn't you leave anything for us?"

Coach Harry looked at the two dripping wet boys, then hesitated before taking three… no, … four sandwiches out of his backpack. He shook his head and sighed. "There goes my afternoon snack."

Okay, now I get to tag seven people! Hmm... Who should I tag? *think think* How about other MG writers? I'm curious to know what they're writing. Here we go!

Barbara Watson

Gina Carey

Jess Keating

Kurt Chambers

Akossiwa Ketoglo

Michael G-G

C.K. Volnek

Good luck! Can't wait to read all your excerpts!

10 comments:

Barbara Watson said...

Ahhhh. So that's how it went. :-) Oh well.

Food, coaches, and boys. Love it.

akoss said...

lol, I am seriously running out of people to tag. XD
But thanks for tagging me, Annie. Let me see what I can find to answer to this on my blog.
And by the way your excerpt is a killer. What kind of coach would do THAT???

Michael G-G said...

I love Coach Harry! he's my kind of sandwich stealing guy!!

Thanks for tagging me, Annie. I'll try and post something on Middle Grade Mafioso during the week.

Gina C said...

and now, i want a sandwich...

Annie McMahon said...

Wow, so many good comments! I think I'll keep that scene after all! ;)

Emailman said...

haha!! Annie, was it me that suggested removing it? :D You trying to make me feel bad? haha!!

Thanks for tagging me :) (((hug)))

Tania. F. Walsh said...

Great teaser Annie. Reminds me how awesome your novel is...:)

Can't wait to read Kurt's as well.

Annie McMahon said...

Was that you that suggested I removed it, Kurt? I can't remember. LOL

Thanks, Tania! Your reviews helped me make it better. :)

E. B. Pike said...

Oooh --makes me want to read your book! What a fun meme. :)

Erin

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

This sounds fun!:)

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