I’ve been tagged by the Lucky 7 Meme

This past week I’ve been tagged by Jamie Ayres, Cindy Dwyer, and J.M. Blackman in the latest blogosphere meme, Lucky 7. Unlike some other memes, I thought this sounded like fun, so here it goes. The rules are:

  • Go to p. 77 of current WIP
  • go to line 7
  • copy down next 7 lines/sentences & post them as they’re written
  • Tag 7 other authors
  • Let them know

Okay, mine landed in a weird spot. If I counted down 7 sentences, it would have been the last 2 sentences of Chapter 6, and then the first lines of a letter. So I took the rules literally and counted 7 lines, which brought me to the beginning of the letter, and so I’ll continue with the next 7 lines.

Setup: My heroine has traveled back to 1834 and has hit upon an idea to write letters to her friend in her own time so she can save her job. She has a scheme to try to deposit them at a bank in trust for her friend until the future rolls around and she can receive them. So here’s the first letter she wrote:

London, May 12, 1834

Dear Katy,

Are you sitting down? Seriously, if not, you need to. Okay. It’s your own fault now if you’re not. Wow, I’m stalling. Well, no doubt you’re confused. If the folks at Barclay’s Bank have followed my instructions you’ve received this on May 11th. On that night, we’re supposed to go see a movie, but I won’t make it. I can’t make it. Or, maybe I will if time runs differently. Anyway, can you do me a big favor and stop by my place and pick up Roanoke?

And now, 7 authors. I’m picking ones I know either through critiquecircle.com or writers I met before I started blogging, so as to spread the meme to other spheres: