Here's how it works.
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as they are – no cheating
- Tag 7 other authors
Well, I'm still in SUPER rough drafting mode. I don't really have pages, actually, just mumbo jumbo folders and stuff on Scrivener. It's all out of order, some of it is flashbacks that might not have anything to do with anything. And, yeah, I know, excuse, excuse, excuse. BUT I'm not one to turn down a dare. (I know this isn't actually a dare, but...well, it sorta is.) So I went to my 7th page on Scrivener and went down to line 7 and found probably the most boring part of the entire thing so far. WOO. And now I shall share it with you.
(This is super rough, you guys. Like, I'm in pre-first draft mode. Brain dump mode. Gah.)
“Ghost? What's wrong?”
“Hold on a second, okay? Talk to me for a minute. Tell me what you’re doing while I walk across the street.” Across the street was a park with a playground. If I could just get over there, I could sit down on the swingset and catch my breath. If I could just get to those swings I could get myself together.
“Uh, I went out to dinner with my brother and his new girlfriend,” he said. “She had a friend in town, so we went to some ridiculous restaurant at one of the casinos. So overpriced, but she loved it.” His voice was hesitant. Gentle. He had no idea if I was being attacked or set on fire or what.
Aaaand, there you go. Ugh.
I'm not going to tag anyone because I'm a contrarian like that...and I'm too lazy to dig around and see who hasn't done it yet. But if you haven't shared yet, feel free to play along! I shared my super rough words (and oh man does it feel weird), you can too!