Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

In Lieu of an Actual Post About Writing

I had a very pleaseant afternoon and evening yesterday with pennski and bookzombie, leaving in good time to catch the last train home. Sadly, due to various train-related snafus, I didn't get in until the early hours of this morning (as opposed to sometime after midnight as I'd planned). So I'm too tired to write up what I've been doing with picowrimo this month thus far, and instead bring you a meme, courtesy of swan_tower and others.

1. Go to page 77 (or 7th) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.

Okay I cheated slightly as doing this showed up a bit of formatting that annoyed me, but on page 7 of Heirs and Graces (currently standing at 11 pages in total), the 7 lines from line 7 onward are:

Edward hoped she wasn't going to be difficult over the financial side of things. He planned to set her up well, with a more than generous allowance for the child – boy or girl – but then his new portfolio would bring in several times more than she'd be getting. So long as the bottom didn't fall out of the London property market in the next decade, he was looking at being able to scale back some of his other activities before he hit forty. He'd keep the shop, and some of the extra-curricular activities attached to it, but the greyer end of the business was a young man's game, and he wanted to stay alive for the next time Julia decided to leave Hugh.

Who else wants to play?
Tags: on writing, picowrimo, story extract
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