Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Lucky 7 MME Award or se7en!

This week the lovely Donna ( awarded me the Lucky 7 MME award.  As did the fabulous clraven ( although unsurprisingly (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) they've decided to call it se7en!

Of course, I have to earn the award...  So what does this entail?

1. I have to go to page 77 of my current WIP

2. I have to scroll down to line 7

3. I copy down the next 7 lines (although clraven also offer the option of the next 7 sentences or next 7  paragraphs at this stage as well) and post them as they are written.

4. I tag 7 authors to do the same

5. I then let them know

So, having followed these instructions to the letter, here are 7 sentences from 'Little White Lies and Butterflies'...  Happy reading, everyone.

You obviously have an over active imagination, I scolded, continuing to observe the rucksack, rope carrying individuals around me.  As instead of the host of handsome, muscular, athletic types that I had hoped to feast my eyes upon, somewhat disappointingly, it’s fair to say I couldn’t have come face-to-face with a scruffier group of crag rats if I’d tried.  I mean wide legged sweat pants were horrific at the best of times, but to wear them a couple of inches too short... well, that was just scandalous.  And what was with the dread locks and Jesus sandals?  Although any disenchantment I was feeling at that point was nothing compared to the developing nausea I was starting to experience – courtesy of the array of tighter than necessary leggings that were on display.  After all, everyone knows these garments aren’t just offensive per se, when it comes to a man’s particular body parts, an air of mystery needs to be maintained at all times...  Honestly, it was enough to make a girl shudder.
So now for my nominations as to who I'd like to receive the Lucky 7 MEME or se7en ward.   

Now I shall look forward to reading all your works in progress.


  1. Gulp. Thanks, I think, Suzie. I like your descriptions of the hikers (?) especially since I'm sitting her in my running/yoga pants which do not look attractive on me even though I don't have man parts.

    1. Hi, Paulita.

      I'm guessing running pants don't look good on anyone, least of all me! And I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, even though it's a work in progress. Hopefully it gives a feel of where I'm coming from as a writer, style wise if nothin else.

      Let me know if you decide to go ahead and put out your current WIP and I shall look forward to reading it x

    2. Obviously that should've read 'nothing' lol x

  2. We love this! Laughed at Crag Rats! That is genius. This extract really made us laugh. Thank you so much for joining in :)

    1. You're welcome, Ladies. And thank you for including me.

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed the excerpt... And even more so that you laughed, especially considering I like to think I inject a good dose of comedy into my work x

  3. Hi Suzie, thanks so much for passing this on to me. Melissa Gardiner kindly tagged me for the same thing a few weeks ago-
    Enjoyed your excerpt-would love to know where they are-half way up a mountain by the sounds of it-reminds me of geography field trips in the Lake District!

  4. Hi, Anita.

    Are you always this one step ahead? Lol...

    You're right when you mention mountains as Lydia is stuck in the middle of a bunch of climbers. They are, however, on a boat rather than up a mountainside in this bit of the novel! x

  5. Nice excerpt, Suzie! I loved the "air of mystery" bit. ;)

    I actually posted mine a few weeks ago, but I appreciate the thought! Thank you. :)

    1. Thanks, Carrie. Glad you like it. Will head on over and read yours now - even if you are one step ahead x