I generally try to avoid getting tagged like the plague. But my dear friend Mandie Baxter decided it would be fun to make me suffer with her. So, here I am.
There are rules that go along with this tagging thing, and I’m pretty sure if you’re reading this you’ve already seen them a thousand times, but I’ll include them here anyway.
The rules? Very simple:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 other victims–er, authors. ;P
Now in my eyes? Rules were made to be broken. I won’t be tagging any other victims… And since I have 4 manuscripts to choose from. I’ll pick whichever one I’m in the mood to pick.
Without further ado, I give you Page 77 of TDP-1. 7 lines down, the next 7 lines.
“No. Sai…” Bastian tries to move and sags with lack of energy.
But she refuses to see it, refuses to listen and the volume of her voice rises as she speaks. “Did you do this to me? Save me when I should have died? Gave me a chance when I don’t deserve to live? Gave me hope that I could redeem myself and eventually be free of some of this guilt – all to trick me and make me like them? I won’t do it! I won’t!” Each question punctuates with a violent shake of the room.
“It’s everything I hate. You’re everything I hate!”
I was going to pick a different WIP, but apparently only this one is lively on page 77
If you’d like to be tagged, consider yourself tagged. If not… don’t
Now – onto #Writemotivation rewards.
Please remember – you must have actively participated in the #writemotivation hashtag, achieved your March goals and visited at least some of your fellow #writemotivationers blogs to claim your reward.
If there is a reward you like please contact me so I can cross it off the list and notify the person giving the reward. Remember, you do not have to accept a reward, but these are what people offered as incentive to get that #writemotivation month done!
|@kthanna||4 x 10 page detailed critiques|
|@I_Am_LadyJai||beta read with line by line honest critique of first chapter.|
|@DyadicEchoes||1 x Beta — Limit 1 chapter-ish (is negotiable). If you want a grammar check, I might be able to con my wife into helping (she used to be an English teacher).|
|@Ann_Cory||Beta read first 1-3 chapters|
|@Bendermender88||I’ve offered my services to review or critique a piece up to ten pages (short story or from novel) and still hold by it!|
|@Carolinseidenk||Beta read of the first 3 chapters of a MS.|
|@callmebecks||I’ve got a reward down there already, but allow me to specify. I offer a one time beta of five chapters (from anywhere). I also offer a separate reward for query help.|
|@tamlinsey||I am really good at critiquing story structure and verisimilitude, particularly in science fiction and fantasy, where the world building is so important (but any work of fiction is a joy for me.) I can offer a critique on someone’s first 50 pages.|
|@kenra_daniels||1x 10pg critique. I’m pretty good at spotting problems with word usage, sentence structure, verb tense, passive verbs, dialog, narrative, character development, POV, logic, and general inconsistencies. I’d be happy to give someone one in-depth critique of 10 consecutive pages from anywhere in their WIP.|
|@Melisse_Aires||I would be happy to beta read a complete WIP but the read will have to be after April 15 due to other time constraints. Comfortable with non-BDSM erotic or mainstream romance, and any subgenre, FF and MM okay. Not really familiar with menage romance.|
|@ACollegeWriter||I would love to be a beta reader for somebody! If you need someone feel free to contact me|
|@ZMWilmot||I can definitely manage a couple of critiques – let’s go with 2.|
|@brennabraaten||I’ll offer a deep critique of a first chapter (or the first 15 pages, whichever is longer).|
|@graygracy||i’m quite new here but i can offer to read and critique the post|
|@alessahinlo||I can beta read up to the first 3 chapters of your WIP.|
|@stateofego||1 X Beta Critique of first 5 Chapters|
|@okauthor||I am willing to do one or two illustrations for the winner’s chosen story. These will be sketched scenes picked by the author.|
|@mohio73||I’ll provide a critique/beta read of a short story up to 4000 words. The genres I feel most comfortable in are science fiction, fantasy and mystery but I’m willing to give anything a read.|
Thank you to everyone who offered a reward. We did have a very generous person sign up on March 22nd. I’ll be contacting them to let them know why they aren’t listed.
I hope everyone is having a great #writemotivation month, even if it means you’re discovering the line between just enough and too much.
On Monday we’ll have our final March posts. Can’t wait to see how everyone is doing. Any questions, ask away