What is a meme you ask? According to wikipedia it's an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. You know, like powdered wigs or texting while driving (no one ever said all memes were good). Most memes are Internet based though.
What is the Lucky 7 meme? It goes a little something like this:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
- Go to line 7
- Cut and paste the next 7 lines/sentences into a blog post
- Tag 7 other authors
So a few problems here; first I don't have a current manuscript. (Which is part of why Surly Muse doesn't have his pages yet. Dude, you're never getting them at this rate.) What I do have are snippets here and there of stories flying through my skull and one story with 80k+ words written during some darker days a year or so ago. I could use the 80k story except that there is no editing allowed - just a copy/paste. Hhmmmm...
Ok I'll admit it - I don't edit anyway <which is fairly obvious>. But my soul went into that 80k piece; it was therapy more than anything. And while I can read it now and see how horrible it is, *cough, it truly is horrendous, cough* it was exactly what I needed at the time. So do I put pieces of it on the Web without edits for all to judge or do I keep it as my own private doc-n-a-box session?
Oh and my second problem? Almost all of the writers I know have already been tagged. (Most of my peeps are Techies, not writers.) But here goes nothing; I'll try not to tag folks who have already been hit. Sorry if I smack you again.
“Not tonight. Do you think you’ll be calm enough to sleep a little tonight?” His eyes looked concerned.
“I think I’ll sleep like a rock, actually. I’m exhausted.”
So the premise of the story - two elementals, air & fire, one of which has lost memory of her gift. By chance, the female lead meets up with the male lead who tries to "awaken" her powers using high stress situations to bring out the fight or flight response. Nothing new or inventive - therapy really.
So my 7 lucky tags...