Recently (as in, last month), I was nominated for the Lucky Seven Award/Meme/Thing (it shapeshifts between blogs, as these things often do), and this nomination reminded me that not quite as recently (as in, back in March) I was also nominated for it by somebody else, and mentioned (but “left alone” due to an abundance of such awards I had been nominated for) by a third person. These three blogs, WeelilWimsy, Roshrulez’s Weblog and Mywithershins, respectively, are all fantastic blogs by amazing people, so if you haven’t read them before, please do, because otherwise you are missing out!
Now, on to what I’m supposed to do. The rules are as follows:
- Go to Page 77 of your manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Copy next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs into your post
- Give the award to 7 more writers
I have lots of manuscripts going simultaneously at the moment, many at different points (and many nowhere near as far along as they should be, I hate to admit). So I’m going to take my excerpt from the manuscript of my January novella (the first of twelve for this year, if I find a way to freeze time), which was given the working title Chrono-illogical . This novella is very much in a first draft form, where it will likely remain because it’s one of the silliest, most bizarre stories I have ever written. For fun, I’m not going to provide any context for this whatsoever. Here goes:
“Okay, so let me get this straight. You guys are barely even human, and I am, against my better judgement, ancient. Apparently, also against my better judgement, this is a good thing for me. Except that you guys want to study me for some reason, and then eat me. Have I missed anything?”
Am I really losing my temper with a group of beings who are almost certainly the cause of my imminent demise? I am a clever sausage aren’t I…
Now for the writers I want to nominate…I am going to change this a little bit. A number of people have already been nominated for this, but due to a seeming lack of actual image for the award for most of the posts on it, it’s hard to track down exactly who has been nominated. And so….
I nominate YOU!!!
In other words, if you are a writer, and have not yet been awarded this award/meme/thing – take it! It’s yours! I am giving it to anybody who writes and reads this post! Tell me you are doing it, and I’ll add your name to this post and link to your page, so you still get the linky goodness!
Happy writing and reading! I’m off to get my nerd fix from watching QI.