Saturday, April 19, 2008

I've been tagged!

So, I've been tagged by Sheri (  Here are the rules:
  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open to page 123.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the next three sentences.
  • Tag five people

  • However, Sheri has suggested a twist on the game.  She suggested we post the sentences mentioned above from our own WIP, page 30, or page 3 for picture books.  So here is mine, from my middle grade novel.

    “Really?” She looked so happy at that moment, I almost felt guilty for the trouble I planned to cause her.  Almost. 

    “Thank you for your help, Lena.”

    “It’s my pleasure.”  I pointed to the problems and explained how to do them.  She nodded in all the right places and continued working on the page.

    “That’s right,” I encouraged.  Then I watched her spend the next half hour doing her homework all wrong.

    So now I need to tag some people: (Sarah) (Rebecca) (Janet) (Michele) (Lyz)

    Okay, Ladies-get to it!


    Sarah said...

    I played the original version before you tagged me. But...this version...

    I don't have 30 pages in my WIP. This story is being written out of order. My ms is in such disarray that I only have 2 decent pages.
    I do have my finished book. I could use page 123 or page 30 from that book.

    What do you suggest?

    Dawn Buthorn said...

    Hi Sarah-how about page 30? A finished work is fine! My wip is a finished novel, just in the revision stages.

    Janet Fox said...

    Wow! I love this game! Can I post my novel under contract? I'll hope so, so here's something from page 30:

    “I think my mother is alive,” I blurted.
    His face registered confusion. “What?”
    “She’s alive. I believe it. She’s run away. She was always a little bohemian.” I waved my hand, as if this news was nothing.
    Edward’s expression moved from confusion to shock. “That’s, that’s…”
    “Wonderful,” I finished. I waited to see if he would agree.

    Okay - that's it, page 30 of Faithful.

    Dawn Buthorn said...

    Thanks for playing along, Janet. Your book sounds fabulous and I can't wait to read more!

    Sheri said...

    Hey Dawn, Thanks for playing the OUR BOOK Meme Game. I loved your excerpt - so is she helping her do her homework all wrong? I wonder why. I wonder what the other girl did. I love your passage. It definitely makes me want to read more.

    Dawn Buthorn said...

    I'm glad you liked it and want to read more-that's what the goal is, isn't it?
    My novel is about a pre-teen girl who is grieving her sister's death, and now has to deal with a newly adopted Rwandan sister who has baggage of her own. (There's a lot more to the story, but I haven't managed to write a decent synopsis yet!)