Nothing like following the lead of the wonderful Jennifer Lewis Oliver.
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. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.
This is a really interesting exercise because you have no idea what you’re going to find.
Mine is an excerpt from A Stormy Spanish Spring – a contemporary romance:
Her body was supple, toned and flexible. It was also relentlessly trained, obedient and resilient with an endurance that would put a Special Forces commando to shame.
And it had never let her down, except once. But she’d bounced back, stronger, harder and tougher.
Over the years of learning her craft she’d dealt with the misery of rejection by only working harder to improve.
She wasn’t afraid of long hours or paying her dues.
If some said she got to where she was because of her mother, she’d only pushed herself even harder to prove them wrong. Fame was a burden for the children of the famous; constantly being judged, analysed and compared, made true success that bit harder to attain.
Life was not fair. God knew Becca understood that particular rule. She had the battle scars, emotional and physical to prove it.
Dance was her life and reason for existing – it fed her body, her mind and her soul. And if her heart was dead what did it matter? What use was an organ that caused nothing but destruction, pain and grief?
Instead of professional ballet she’d veered down a different path with Justin, rejecting performing, embracing the craft that fed her soul – choreography. No one compared her to her mother in this niche. Here she’d found her wings, flying fast and high.
I tag the following: Deborah Johnson Krager, Lisa Hall-Wilson, Alica & Roy Street, Lena Curzon, Emma Burcart, Pat O’Dea Rosen and Jansen Schmidt.
I must admit to being a teeny bit worried I landed slap bang in the middle of a lurvve scene. No idea if you lot are happy or sad about that!
You know I love hearing from you guys and I’ll sit here with a petted lip if no one comments. I’ll only take it out on my DH!