March 17, 2012

Celebrating St. Patty's by Sharing Some WIP

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I saw the Lucky 7 Meme on the lovely Nadja Notariani's blog, and decided to tag myself and share.

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

From our follow-up to Depression Cookies, a scene from the teenager's perspective (Krista). Krista and her friend, Alex, have set up a dinner to manipulate their parents (or in Alex's case, her guardian/grandmother). Mischief is afoot.

Was it knife and spoon on one side or knife and fork? I wanted everything perfect. Just as I laid down a knife-fork pair, the doorbell rang. Utensils went in random spots as I rushed to answer the door.

“Hello, Ms. Cantrell. So glad to see you,” I said as I hugged her. “Hey, Alex.”  She was nervous, so I gave her my best stick-to-the-plan look.

“You know you can call me Nana, sweetie,” Ruby said. She was elegant and fragile, like a china doll high up on display, with a head full of white hair. I wondered what she was like at my age.

It's 7 lines (okay, 8, but I wanted to finish the sentence). Seven paragraphs would probably be a better representation. But I want to share pieces here and there to motivate myself to finish the darn thing!

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse. If you are reading this and interested in sharing from your WIP, consider yourself tagged. Then share the link to your Lucky 7 Meme in the comments so I can check it out.


Nadja Notariani said...

So glad you decided to share you Lucky Seven, Tia! Love the imagery of the fragile china doll with the white hair. Fabulous!

Seven lines doesn't seem a good enough representation of our work, but to a reader knowing nothing, it is.

Happy St. Patty's Day to you, too! I just returned home from listening to a live band playing Irish music. Sort of makes me wish I was

Have a great week.
(If this is a repeat comment, sorry. My first attempt was 'eaten'...lost forever. Ha!)

Tia Bach said...

Nadja, Thanks for stopping by and your encouraging comment. It's hard to put WIPs out there.

Good point. I know so much about the WIP, all the details swirling around those 7 lines.

Sounds like a fun St. Patty's. My husband and I are enjoying college basketball (I LOVE March Madness) because our kids collapsed after a wonderfully busy day.

Ugh. I hate "eaten" comments! Glad this one made it through.

Elise Fallson said...

Mischief and manipulation what a combo!I'm glad you tagged yourself too, the china doll imagery was lovely and I also liked the "utensils went in random spots..." I could totally see her doing that! More please...(:

ShaunaKelleyWrites said...

Some really great imagery here! I am starting Depression Cookies soon, and this has me very excited!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much, Elise.

Shauna, Hope you enjoy DC.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my snippet!