Wednesday, April 25, 2012


No, this isn't about the movie Seven (the only Gwyneth Paltrow movie that I like), but a fun Meme award bouncing around the blogs. Thank you to Lori Degman, Kris Asselin, Susan Fields, Rena Jones, and one other lovely, kind person who tagged me (and I forgot to write down, I'm so sorry! Let me know if it's you and I'll add you to this post! :)

The Lucky 7 Meme award is for writers, and it's a chance to showcase your latest manuscript.

Here are the rules ...
1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy the next 7 sentences exactly how they're written. No cheating!
4. Tag 7 other writers to pass this meme on to.

Here is an excerpt from page 77 of my completed middle grade manuscript, Rock 'n' Roll Princesses Wear Black.

“Ewww, Dad,” I said handing him a cloth napkin. “Could you please keep the food in your mouth?”

He wiped his mouth and threw the napkin at me.

I started to yell at him, but he put his finger to his lips. Oh, yeah. I probably shouldn’t wake Gerard and Mom.

“Gotta get movin’ so I can be home in time for band practice tonight,” he said as he crammed
 his dish in the last available space of the dishwasher.

“Gabi’s sleeping over,” I reminded him. Then I wondered if she could still come after Gerard’s episode last night. “Do you think it’s okay if she still comes?”

There's my sneak peek! This Lucky 7 Meme has been passed around like Lindsay Lohan lately so if you want to share your excerpt from page 77, consider yourself tagged!

Also, today I have Ashley Judd at my other site BOOK RECS OF THE ROCK AND FAMOUS today! Check out her current reads! Come follow me over there! I actually post more often at that site lately. Thanks, all! Have a fabulous day!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good excerpt!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on the award. I agree with Alex--great excerpt.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the title of your middle grade manuscript!! seriously awesome :)

thanks for sharing your pages!

Kelly Polark said...

Thanks, Alex & Cynthia. I would have picked another sneak peek, but this one is from page 77!
Thank you, Gina! I love the title, too!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great excerpt. And love the title too.

Kim Kasch said...

Love sneak peeks :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Interesting kid and dad dynamic!

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you, Natalie!
Me, too Kim!
Theresa- I like that! Thanks!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Really enjoyed your excerpt! Nothing like mg's!

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL... like Lindsay Lohan.
Cute snippet! :)

Lydia Kang said...

I love sneak peaks too! That was great, Kelly. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Thanks, Sharon! I love middle grade.
Ha! Thanks, PK!
Thank you, Lydia!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I want to know what the episode was!!!! :D

Great 7 Meme.

Lola Sharp said... Lindsay Lohan! You kill me. :D

Nice little fun snippet, Kelly. <3


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Adrienne said...

I enjoyed the sneak peek! It sounds like a fun story and very different than what's out there. I love the title, too.

Christina Lee said...

Oooh I like this, Kelly! And great title!

Missed Periods said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt. I would love to share an excerpt from page 77 of my novel, but I haven't gotten there yet.

Samantha Vérant said...

What did Gerard do???? Love this idea! And seven is my lucky number!