Writing is a lonely pastime. And it's other writers who keep me going, inspire me with their own amazing writing, and offer a voice that helps me to get my bearings when I lose my way.
They (you) are much of the joy I find in the journey.
Without further ado... Lorraine Paton awarded me the Lucky Seven meme. She reads romance and writes romance. "Yes, it's that simple." Lorraine is a wonderful writer! Her characters all have this wonderful tension, and they are so fully fleshed out, the reader easily relates to them. Her writing is fun. Her characters can get into some zany situations, but it all turns out in the end.
Thanks, Lorraine, for awarding me this. :-)
The Rules: Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction by following these rules:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same.
" May 20th in the park
I know the dream that I just had. There was an old, green-eyed woman who appeared to me and said, “Remember”. That was the exact word she used , Rayanne. I know you don’t believe they are memories, but I can’t believe they’re not. I was abducted. And then there was a man. He looked so familiar. Christ, I know this part will sound crazy, but he doesn’t look familiar in a human way. He’s not human, I’m sure. But, I don’t know what he is. I’m frightened, and in some odd way that I can’t explain, I’m excited. I’m steeled to see these dreams through."
Now. to choose 7 writers :-)
Marcia aka Owllady blogs at "Letter Go". She's working on a novel that delves into the music industry. When I read her snippets, I feel as though I have a backstage pass. ;-) She's a wonderful writer. Visit her, comment, follow. We writers all like being shown that "writerlove" :-)
M.L. Falconer is a great writer. What struck me rather quickly about him, though, is what a wonderful human being he is. So kind, encouraging, and supportive of others in the writing community. And who couldn't love a guy who writes stories like "Squishing Whistle Pigs"? ;-) Stop and tell him hello. :-)
Daniela Renelt writes Idiots and Earthquakes--a writer's blog. She lives in Germany, and constantly amazes me with her non-native speaker skills in her writing. She writes fantasy and scifi, and is currently working on a novel, "The Days Adrift". Check out her writing and say "hello". Lovely person. :-)
Mackenzie Crowne blogs at Mac's Mad Mania. But let me tell you, there's nothing mad about it, or her.Her posts are varied, and informative, even heart-touching. She is such a strong woman. I've not "known" her long, either, but have been deeply inspired by her personal story. Go make friends with her. She has a quick virtual smile and kind words for everyone. And don't forget to visit her Amazon page and check out her books. Mackenzie Crowne author page
L.J. Kentkowski blogs at L.J. Writes. Another shining example of what's great in the online writing community. If you see Mackenzie and M.L., L.J. probably isn't far. The three of them are very supportive of their fellow writers! L.J. has a book available on Amazon: Guardian of Fate Check her out and say "hello".
The Sandras at the I.O.U. Sex blog. Nope, I didn't just insert a naughty site here. This is the blog of authors Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. The two of them penned a wonderful, wonderful story titled (drum roll) "I.O.U. Sex" It is a sweet, funny, and touching story about three women in their sixties who've been friends since high school. The Amazon book page--I did leave a review for this one, is here Sandra Nachlinger is currently working on "Elly and the Geriatrics". She posts Six Sunday snippets that are always funny.
Paula Martin writes romance. I recently read her newest release, ""Changing the Future" and loved it. I'm not a romance reader, but had read Six Sunday snippets and gave it a shot. Review worthy. :-) Paula is a wonderful writer and I'd like to get a glimpse of seven from her next project. :-)
This was tough, narrowing down the seven. I feel blessed to be networking with so many talented writers, but even better, so many good people.
And...M.L. chose me as one of his five for "The Next Best Thing" challenge. He did a great job on his own. No pressure here...no pressure. :-) But it is a fun blog challenge, like this one.
If you'd like to be chosen as one of my five, let me know in a comment. I'll be doing that post in the next week.
Thank you for visiting!
Note* Oy! lol...it really was just seven lines before I enlarged the font to make it easier to read... Sheesh... lol...