Thank you Lucie Wheeler for awarding me ‘The Lucky 7 Meme’. I'm loving the opportunity of taking part in this challenge. Lucie blogs over here and if you follow the link you will see her own extract from her own WIP, Head over Heart.
The rules for this challenge:
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
5. Let them know
The following extract is from No such thing as...immortality. I am beyond delighted to say that this MS has been accepted by Choc Lit and will be published in 2013. It is still very much a work in progress, however. Edits have yet to take place and with this being a debut novel, I fear they are going to be rather extensive :)
A particularly worrying thought intruded into my mind, despite its turmoil. ‘Elizabeth, Frederick…’ I said slowly, struggling to get my words out. ‘This is very important. We really need to keep... this incident…away from James.’
‘No can do, bruv,’ Frederick said, with feigned regret. ‘We called him when we were all in a panic, and he and Mads parked up down the road, just in time for the matinee. Can’t you hear their thoughts?’
Dear God! How could this get any worse? Now I focussed away from Rowan’s turmoil ― and my own ― I could. With a great deal of effort, I silently spoke, ‘James ― bugger off! That is the last time you ― no, any of us — will ever see her naked!’
‘Will, mate - Congratulations! Who would have thought you’d have progressed matters so quickly? And that wasn’t bloodlust you felt ― was it?’
And then I heard his laughter. Not through his thoughts. I could hear it from two-hundred metres down the road.
God help me!
And here are the 7 lovely people I am passing the award onto:
There is absolutely no obligation to take part so please don’t worry if you do not have the time to participate or if you just simply want to give it a miss :)
Thank you again Lucie!