Thursday, March 29, 2012

Random Ramblings—77 x 7 x 7

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday.  It was my birthday! I’m 36. Yep, I’ll own it. I fought hard for every one of those freaking years!

I had a fun post planned in my mind for yesterday, but then my hubby let me sleep in and I decided to blow off the entire day! I love blown days.

I do have a normal post for today. So back to business…

I was lucky enough to be tagged by the famous David Powers King and the sweet Freya Morris. So of course I have to do it:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating
  4. Tag 7 authors
  5. Let them know 

So without further ado…here is mine :)

Jocelyn slept longer than Taggert expected.
What a thing to escape into a dream, where nightmares are faceless and in the peripheral of thought. They never stand before you and demand resolution. In dreams you can run, delay, postpone, but rarely confront. Is this why she slept? Maybe her fantasy nightmares were easier than her waking ones. Was she peacefully lying there fleeing her existence?
            When she opened her eyes, Taggert looked away. He wanted to give her some time to remember where she was and what had happened, without his gaze.

Now, to find 7 people who haven’t done this yet…Hmmm.  If you have already been tagged…sorry for the re-tag :)

Melissa Sarno
Angela Brown
Katrina Lantz
Ilima Todd
Tasha Seegmiller
Kyra Lennon
Ruth Josse

Have fun :)


Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love days where we give ourselves permission to just "be." :)

And I liked how Taggert looked away at the end of the excerpt. Says a lot about his character, even with my not knowing much about him.

elizabeth seckman said...

I am always just a little bit jealous of such good writing!

And Happy Birthday!

Melissa Sarno said...

Your BIRTHDAY! I didn't know. I throw confetti, hand you a cupcake, give you a huge hug. Thank you for the tag! And, I love this moment in your manuscript. "When she opened her eyes, Taggert looked away. He wanted to give her some time to remember where she was and what had happened, without his gaze." I love Taggert and I don't even know who he is.

Kelley said...

So beautiful!

I miss Jo and Tag :) Oh wait...I have them on my computer and can read about them whenever I want :)

Happy bday!

ilima said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like we were born the same year. And LOVE the excerpt. Thanks for the tag, my current post is actually the Lucky Meme, so good timing. :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Happy Birthday! And I love the excerpt. Very interesting. :)

Ruth Josse said...

Happy Birthday to you! Could there really be any better present than sleeping in? Well, maybe. But for moms it's pretty valuable. Hope your day was wonderful!

Loved your excerpt!! For reals. Thanks for the tag. I'll get on that...

Emily R. King said...

You truly have a gift for words, Angela. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, hope you had a fab day!

Beautifully written excerpt!

Thanks for the tag! I've done this before, but my page 77 is a whole lot different now than it was the first time around!

Cassie Mae said...

Happy Birthday! And no way are you 36, I thought you were totally in your twenties still.

And now I'm having Taggert and Jocelyn withdrawals, you tease. :)

Meredith said...

Such an intriguing relationship in that snippet! I love it. Glad you had a fabulous birthday!

Tara Tyler said...

i like the pov, not knowing what the dreamer is going thru!

Tara Tyler said...

and happy birthday, baby!

Donna K. Weaver said...

More, please!

Happy Birthday, btw.

Brinda said...

Happy Late Birthday! I enjoyed your 7.

Jackie said...

Awesome excerpt!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

Becky said...

Love it! Definitely makes me want to read :)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Happy Birthday! And I like the excerpt, especially the part about how dreams don't "demand resolution". Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of a really good dream and I'll try to go back to sleep just so I can finish the dream and find out what happens next.

Anonymous said...


Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! Happy Birthday, Angela! :)

Oh, and I love your excerpt! It is so vivid! Good job!

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday! I love Taggert's thoughts on sleeping, so deep.

inluvwithwords said...

Like your seven lines, they make me want to read more. This meme is so fun, isn't it?!

BTW, this is my first time to your blog. Nice to meet you =)

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