I’ve got something different for you this week — a snippet of my novel work-in-progress, or WIP. I won’t be doing this often, but memoir writer Elaine Smothers has tagged me in something called the Lucky 7 meme, so I thought I’d share. Update: As I was writing this, I was also tagged by fantasy writer B. A. Matthews. We crossed ships in the night…
Here are the rules:
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. If your WIP doesn’t have 77 pages, you can post 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs from page 7.
5. Tag 7 other writers and let them know.
Here’s my contribution, an excerpt from a YA science fiction novel set on a spaceship. Since page 77 happens to be the a short page, you only get 7 lines.
Ashmita struggled to get her thoughts in order. “Miz X doesn’t own…what did you call them?…drones. But she does essentially own people – that’s where Peter and I came from. Spencer, what does it take to make a drone?”
He looked up at her and swallowed. “Anybody can be made into one. It requires brain surgery and steroids. Expensive, but not difficult. And the profit is huge.”
“And what then? Can they think? Can the procedure be reversed?” she asked, already suspecting she knew the answer.
Since this novel is still in the first draft stage and I’m planning on sending it through the traditional publishing route, that’s all you’ll see of it for quite a while. Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek.
For the next Lucky 7, I’m tagging:
1. KD Sarge
2. Kit Campbell
3. Erin Kendall
…help, I’ve run out of writers I know who haven’t done this meme yet! If you’d like to play, just leave a comment to that effect and I’ll add you to the list.
See you on Friday with my roundup of the best links of the week!