I was having a hard time trying to decide what to blog about today then I remembered this cool blog one of my writer friends did. It was called the 7/7/7 challenge and she posted seven lines from her page seven, starting seven lines down. Now, since this is my blog and I can do whatever I dang well please, I’m going to post a larger excerpt and it starts somewhere around page six in my book. Enjoy!
I scoot back on the tailgate hoping the conversation is over, but Blake’s stare is unending. Evaluating.
It puts me on edge. The last thing I need is someone trying to read me. I meet his eyes defiantly. He observes me a second more, then unexpectedly grins revealing white, even teeth. “Sounds pretty great, but why? Why not do the normal thing? Go to college, get a job, become a responsible adult.”
My defensiveness morphs into aggravation. “Guess we just have different definitions of responsible and, most likely, normal.”
Sensing my mood, Nichole makes some excuse and leaves. Blake leans across the space between us, the fire reflecting in his eyes. “Our definitions are probably a lot closer than you think, Dez,” he says with an intimacy that makes me twitch. Nobody calls me Dez. I’ve never liked that nickname.
“You know, Thomas.” I emphasize my use of his last name—Thomas suits him better anyway. “I don’t think I like you.”
Never breaking eye contact, he laughs quietly. “I know,” he says. “But you will.”
That’s all for now…BUT I will be posting more excerpts here and there as time goes on and as soon as I have a release date you will all know! Thanks for being patient, my friends. Until next week…happy reading and writing!