A Sneak Peek of What’s to Come

Today I’m about to do something I have never done on this blog. I’m going to post 7 sentences from page 77 of my WIP. Scary business for this author. Why am I doing this? Simple, writer Holli Moncrieff (A Life Less Ordinary) tagged me to take part in a lucky 7 meme. Thus the 7 sentences from page 77. See, had you known it was this easy for me to spill the beans I’m betting a few of you would have tried this before. I’m a good sport. What can I say?

This is an excerpt from my current YA novel titled :To Fly With a Broken Wing

(This story is told in first person by Cammie. Here goes.)

The truck sputtered a few more times before Hux cut the switch. If a truck could fart it would be old Hux’s. Butch was sitting on the passenger’s side, head stuck out the window. I reached in and patted him. His fur was slick and smooth, soft as a baby’s bum. His tongue slid out of corner of his mouth, pink and shiny as a junk of pig’s liver. I knew Butch found it hot sitting there in the truck but he had no say in the matter. That’s something Butch and me had in common. I didn’t have a say in anything either.

 Butch was a black and white bulldog, homely as a stump fence. I didn’t hold that against him, though.

So there you go, 7 lines from page 77. Aren’t you glad you dropped in?

Here are the rules of this meme so writers beware:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP

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

Now to list my victims  7 authors:

1. Sonia G Medeiros

2. Christi Corbett

3. Diane Tipert

4. Carol Garvin

5. Abigail Sharpe

6. Darlene Foster

7. Jan Coates

Now if you want to make this interesting why not try guessing the next 7 sentences of “To Fly With A Broken Wing.”  Just kidding… Hoping you all had a beautiful first day of spring. Here in Nova Scotia it was gorgeous. Happy Spring!

Leave a comment


  1. Thanks for tagging me with the lucky 7 meme. Loved your 7 sentences and am now eager to read more of To Fly With a Broken Wing. I felt like I was stuck in that hot, smelly truck. This will be another good story!


  2. msloftis

     /  March 20, 2012

    I like reading little snipets, even when it comes from a wip sneakpeak. :).
    The weather here in Tennessee has been unseasonally warm. Im not complaining. The grandbabies love being outdoors


    • Hi Marsha! I’m pretty stingy when it comes to sharing my work, but 7 sentences didn’t feel too bad. Today, was simply gorgerous.It felt like a day in late May. I love it!


  3. Yes, I’m glad I dropped in. What a neat idea! This excerpt is fascinating… makes me want to know more about Hux and Butch. And you’ve tagged me??? Hmm… I’ll have to go see what page 77 of my w.i.p. has to offer. 🙂


    • Carol, you’re sweet.

      I had the same reaction when I found out I was tagged, and hoped it wasn’t something terribly boring. lol!


  4. syr ruus

     /  March 20, 2012

    It’s like eating one potato
    chip. I want to dig into the whole bag.


  5. Wow, I’ve never known you to do tags.. 🙂
    That was a good one. How have you been, Laura?


  6. 🙂


  7. I’m so glad you decided to do this. Your writing is truly a delight with such vivid descriptions. I really enjoyed this little excerpt! 🙂


  8. Wonderful, wonderful, excerpt, Laura. I could feel that smooth fur, feel that pink tongue. I love the voice, the narrative. Can’t wait to read this one. Congratulations, everyone.


  9. fivecats

     /  March 22, 2012

    The next 7 lines …

    “Butch was smelling something on the air. Perhaps it was those gathering storm clouds on the horizon that caught his attention. Whatever, I knew that I needed to keep this visit short. Otherwise, Hux would have to wait out the storm here. And, if you knew him well as I did, he had a way becoming grumpy real fast.

    ” ‘So, what brings you out this way,Hux?’

    ” ‘What kind of question is that? You’re the one who called me.’

    ” ‘No, I didn’t.’ “


    • fivecats

       /  March 22, 2012

      Please forgive the typos. The multi-tasker in me isn’t doing so well with multi-tasking today. Currently on a very dull conference call.


    • LOL!! This is great! You’re right about one thing, Cammie wanted this visit from Hux to be short. 🙂
      Thanks for being a good sport. I guess cats are far more brave than humans as no one else took me up on the challenge. 🙂



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