It really is fun to take a break and play now and then, so thanks to mystery author and blogger Maryann Miller for giving me the Lucky Seven Meme.
Unlike some other blog awards, this one is for writers. The task is to share an excerpt from a story or novel we’re currently writing or revising or rewriting for the umpteenth time.
Maryann’s excerpt was from her just completed manuscript, Boxes for Beds. You can read her selection at her blog, It’s Not All Gravy.
Here are the rules for the meme:
1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript
2. Go down to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines.
4. Tag 7 others.
I have three manuscripts in the works, but I decided to go with the novel I started during NaNoWriMo (but haven’t finished yet). Unfortunately, that didn’t work out because page 77 is the end of a chapter and has only 8 lines on it.
So I decided to go with the novel I’m submitting to agents starting this month. It’s a novel of suspense called Dead Wrong. This scene is written from a very bad guy’s point of view as he looks around the bus station and tries to figure out where his target might be: