The luverly Meg McNulty tagged me in this super cool meme, Lucky 7. I’m honored! This meme allows us to get a peek at the WIP from all our writer friends. Please go and read Meg’s 7 lines here.
I have included 7 paragraphs below from my current Work In Progress, a paranormal murder mystery set in pre-World War II Britain.
Mr. Waters’ voice carried through the half-open door, “Just got back from my tailor. He told me that the government discourages cuffing on pants. They don’t want pleats in my trousers or vests with my suits or double-breasted jackets. Perhaps they’d also like the shirt off my back.”
Mrs. Waters said, “Robert, those extra three inches of fabric could save a life. You know they’re conserving for bandages. We have to do our part.”
“I’ll bet the Nazis have cuffs on their bloody trousers!”
Emmy peeked around the drawing room door. Mr. Waters was smoking at a furious pace, pausing only to tap the precarious spindle ashtray.
Mrs. Waters had not looked up from the book on her lap.
“First it was tyres, then meat, sugar, gas, typewriters and shoes. When the Germans arrive, they’ll find us barefoot and walking to market.”
Mrs. Waters set her mouth, “Don’t be infantile, Robert. We’re lucky you’re too old to be called up to the Front.”
Here are my Magnificent 7!
And here’s what they have to do:
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.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s 7! I’d love to hear comments.
7 thoughts on “Lucky 7 Meme: WIP Sneak Peek”
Very funny! You’ve captured a fabulous grumpy sounding voice here. Love it!
This is great! (And I’m looking forward to the rest…) What a fabulous idea—not a fiction writer (poetry), but I’d be all over it if I were!
Great excerpt. I’m a sucker for the little historical details. When do we get to see more?
This is marvelous dialogue, and the Lucky 7 links have been a great way to hear samples from all manner of different writers.
Loved this excerpt! I so want to read the whole thing 🙂
Very nice! Great setting details and voice. 🙂
Love the idea, but I don’t yet know 7 authors. . . Problem