Sunday, December 14, 2008

I've been tagged

And can I just say I am so excited because this is my first tag ever. Thanks Renee. Hopefully I do it right. I think it's called Bookwormed.

Here are the rules:

1. Open the closest book - not a favorite or most intellectual book, but the closest at the moment - to page 56.

2. Write out the fifth sentence on the page, as well as the two to five sentences following.

3. Then open your ms to page 56 and write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five additional ones.

4. Tag five (or more) buddies to do this same exercise.

Okay, so here you have it. I actually had two books right next to my writing chair, but since I am mad at Charles right now for toying with my emotions, I will go with Miss Ann Brashares "The Second Summer of the Sisterhood" (or SHOT 2 as Candi and I call it):

"Can you believe that? I was worried I was underdressed, but he said I looked perfect. Those were his exact words. 'You look perfect.' Can you believe that?"

And my ms:

They were back outside. She was surprised to see that the sky had darkened to ominous. Drops of rain splattered on her face. Hailey glanced over to the tree she hadn’t noticed before.

“It’s not really the jail tree,” Toby whispered, obviously noting her gaze.

“I didn’t think so,” Hailey said.

“The jail tree is somewhere else entirely.”

I choose to tag:


Britten (I know you don't have a manuscript, so either leave out rule 3 or make up something fun, I know you can)




  1. Fun!

    Closest book: "Elegy for Sam Emerson" by Hilary Masters (a friend and former professor)

    "I should have known better," Wicks said quietly. "A kid driving a silver BMW. A black kid driving a silver BMW."

    "You're not to blame."

    "The old days have got wheels, dude."

    As for my MS... Uh, this is pg 56 of the Word doc.

    “Speak now or forever hold your peace.”

    Torn though she was, Grace opted for the latter.

    Disappointed in them both, Ba shook his head. “Alright then, you leave me no choice.” He retrieved a thick bamboo stick that neither of the girls had noticed leaning against the wall.

  2. I am honored to have been the first to tag you. :)

    Also, I love this section of your WiP. The jail tree . . . sounds so ominous. I love it!

  3. Hmmm sounds familiar. Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah I just read it a couple of days ago!
    I think you should post the picture I took of you sitting by the jail tree. :)

  4. Nat, *sigh* I love Toby. And I have no idea what I<3 means. Enlighten me. BTW, I am almost done. I ended up going out of town yesterday for most of the day, but read into the night. I have about 20 pages left that I am going to read now.

    Kristan, your MS sounds great. I love that line, 'Torn though she was, Grace opted for the latter.' Great line. Thanks for playing.

    Renee, thanks for the tag. This section is actually from my completed MS. I almost did my WIP, but I opted for this one.

    Candi, I totally would. But that pic was not taken on my digital and I don't have a scanner.

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