This morning, I was tagged by author Jan Morrill to play the 7-7-7 game.
- Go to page 77 of your own book or manuscript.
- Count down seven lines.
- List the seven lines that follow.
I have recently passed the point of no return every author of fiction faces. Page 100. Once you get past page 100 you’re committed to finishing the book. I was thrilled because I have to say that I’m really enjoying writing Loch Lonnie. Sure, it’s a little out there, but so am I.
Loch Lonnie is set in Madison County, Arkansas. Eliza Lindsay has returned to her family’s farm to help her father. After he dies, stray animals keep popping up on her farm. At first it’s a stray goat and a calf, but eventually enough horses roam her pond bank to start her own rodeo stock company. Then, a very hot and extremely sexy Scotsman swims ashore.
Her father was determined to bring a good man into Eliza’s life. His death opens a vortex between her farm and Aberdeen, Scotland. Animals and people can be sent through to Arkansas, but nothing except the Arkansas heat gets through to Scotland. The hot Scot and Eliza are faced with the challenge of getting him back home and naturally they fall in love and have lots of steamy, sultry sex.
It’s a Claire Croxton original…of course there’s love, sex and snark.
So, on page 77, Eliza is trying to convince her friend Mindy to go out with Roscoe. Yes, it’s 8 lines. What can I say? I’m a vain author and want to share ALL my words.
“Damn it. You know finding a man around here is impossible,” Mindy said.
“What’s wrong with Roscoe?” I asked.
“Oh, come on. Would you date Roscoe?”
“He’s my cousin!”
“I know that. I mean would you date someone like him?”
I thought for a second and answered honestly. “He’s kind, can fix things and would dote on you. Yeah, I probably would.”
“He’s an uneducated clod.”
I bristled. “Now wait a minute, here Mindy. We’re talking about my kin here. Roscoe may be a good old boy, but he’s smart, witty and good hearted.”