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Monday, May 12, 2008

1-2-3...Tag!

The talented and clairvoyant Maureen McGowan (who magically guessed I needed a subject for my next blog post :-), tagged me for this today.

Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you’ve posted your three sentences.

My nearest book is a fun novel by Sarah Strohmeyer called THE CINDERELLA PACT. Page 123 is the start of Chapter 18 and, oh, what an intriguing chapter it is. Take a quick read:

Chip--or the man formerly known as Chip--is before me in a loose gray T-shirt that hangs off his shoulders and those faded jeans again. Does he wear anything else?

"Hey," he says, standing back to take a look.

That excerpt went by way too fast. Only 3 sentences are allowed? Seriously?! But don't you all wanna know what else Chip says? Or what the "me" in the story is doing to make Chip look at her? Or whether Chip decides to wear anything else later in the chapter?

What a tease this tag is!

Okay, well...I guess you have to read the book to find out more. (Or email me privately. I'll tell. I'm indiscreet that way.)

L.A. Mitchell did a different version of this meme using manuscript pages of a writer's draft--check out her 1-2-3 blog post from April 30th if you get a chance. But, since this is different (and shorter), I'm tagging her anyway!! As for the 4 others, I'm also tagging:

Eliza
Pam
Nadine Dajani
Sandra Ferguson

3 comments:

Sandra Ferguson said...

Okay, since I'm officially tagged, I'll play. I'm posting my 3 sentences on my blog.

I agree; 3 sentences is hardly enough to even wet my whistle.

Happy writing.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Done, Marilyn. Of course, I had to put a little woo-woo with mine. Fabio. Ghosts. Woo-woo of all kinds.

I'll be sure to tag you on something embarassing. Paybacks, you know :)

Eliza said...

Better late than never! I posted mine.