My Soul Mate sister, author Jamie Brazil, tagged me in her post today, so I thought I’d complete my task quickly. And it IS fun, so why not?
Here are the rules:
Go to page 77 of your current work in progress.
Scroll down 7 lines.
Paste the next 7 sentences into your blog.
Then tag 7 more authors to carry forth the 7’s game (add their links, and don’t forget to link to the person who tagged you… also let everyone know).
Well, my current Work In Progress doesn’t yet have 77 pages. So I will go back to the novel I wrote several years ago that needs a major overhaul. This is a conversation between Kel, the protagonist, and Caddy, the girl he falls for. If you’re a theatre person, you’ll recognize that they are discussing audition songs.
Now I did smile, but it probably appeared to be more of a sneer. “I told you, I don’t like Webber. He’s a hack, too.”
“Then what would you sing instead?”
“Les Miserables,” I answered immediately. “Fantastic music.”
“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, I suppose. Or maybe something of Valjean’s?”
I blew a smoke ring, wondering if she remembered our conversation from the day before. Her eyes followed it, smoldering like boiling chocolate. “No. Javert. Stars.”
“Javert? He’s the villain.”
I paused dramatically and carefully snuffed out my cigarette in the ashtray by the couch. I smiled my best dazzler. “I find that villains are infinitely more interesting to play.”
All right. That’s more than 7 lines. But I couldn’t just end it after Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.
I do like this story quite a bit. I love the characters. It’s so Kel to call Andrew Lloyd Webber, author of such huge shows as Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Phantom of the Opera, a hack! I hope to someday revisit Kel’s world so everyone can meet him. We’ll see what happens.