Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Getting Lucky In Seven Different Ways

There's been a meme going around online for a little while now among bloggers. It's called the Lucky Seven Meme. The idea behind it is simple. You go to the seventy seventh page of your manuscript, and go down seven lines. Then you copy the next seven sentences of your manuscript. We thought we'd try this ourselves today, and so after counting pages and such, we found it. At least we think so. We do tend to get carried away with ourselves, you know. The following is a brief passage from Same Time Tomorrow. Enjoy it, and let us know what you think!

And now he was here, helping Chloe cope with her mother’s downturn. It had never occurred to him not to come. It was the right thing to do. She was holding up admirably, he had decided. Despite her fears and anxieties over her mothers’ health, she was still coping, still found some inner reserve of strength, had comforted him over his own loss as he had comforted her.
He had never met anyone like her. And now she was contending with the unthinkable.


  1. Great sentences...and, a cool idea, too...I mean about the sentences...

  2. I might add....where's the sex...??? I was expecting some.

  3. LOL - oh geez - I must have a dirty mind because the sentence "It had never occurred to him not to come." Or maybe I am just suggestible because I am at this blog. ;-)

    very nice


  4. Beth, they can't have sex in every paragraph, can they?

  5. uh-oh! What will become of her??

  6. They certainly can't!

    Of course, if this passage had been from a couple of chapters later... odds are there would have been some very eyebrow raising sentences....

  7. Hey, you two!
    Good writing. Glowstick and me enjoyed it.