Laura Stanfill tagged me in a popular meme going around the writing blogosphere recently, and I have been severely slacking in playing along. My apologies, Laura! Part of my problem is that I write in Scrivener (which, really – everyone should write in) and it doesn’t give me page numbers. At least, none that I could find. However, tonight my husband took our girls to his brother’s house for a slumber party with their cousin and I have had the night free to tinker with figuring out a way to find page 77 of my manuscript.
The rules of the game ask you to open up your work-in-progress and then:
- Go to page 77.
- Go to line 7.
- Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs as they are written.
- Tag 7 new authors.
I’ve decided to go with the first seven sentences. Here they are, without further ado:
May laid back the thick tissue paper and pulled out her silk and velvet crazy quilt. A project she had worked on together with Mother for months during her illness.
“Sister Campbell really is very good to Mrs. White,” Maude tried to reassure her as she admired the intricate pattern on the quilt. “She is always there for Mrs. White when she needs someone. She gives, and gives, and gives of herself, and is sure to never let Mrs. White see her haughty airs and bossy ways.”
May let down her guard with her new friends enough to brave a question that had nagged at her from her the moment she stepped through Norfolk Villa’s doors. “Then can you tell me why Sister Campbell has taken such an instant dislike to me?”