Friday, January 26, 2007

I've Been Tagged-- Reading Meme

IN THE NEWS: According to Happy News, a novel in which the entire text consisted of mobile phone text messages was published in Finland. "His messages, and the replies — roughly 1,000 altogether — are listed in chronological order in the 332-page novel written by Finnish author Hannu Luntiala. The texts are rife with grammatical errors and abbreviations commonly used in such messages. "
(Sounds... great?)

Ok. Thanks to Elle Fredrix, I've been given a chore. HA! Don't worry, I'll be spreading the "love" soon enough.

So here it is:

"After you've written the book, let your outline show how much you've gotten right. You thought deeply about all kinds of questions realted to your characters, their story, and their world, because the outline made you think about them. Now you can reap the benefit of all that effort as you let your outline tell you whether you still have work to do or if it's time to take the risk of submitting your book."

Whew! That was a long one. But it's from the closest book (and only book on my desk):
Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies by Leslie Wainger.

So now I'm tagging Debra Dennis-Mills, Chelle, and Chicki. HA! (I know) You gals are going to kill me--again.

OK here are the rules:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, look down to the 5th sentence.
3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Include the title and the author’s name.
5. Tag 3 people

Have a great weekend!!


Elle Fredrix said...

Don't worry, I'll be spreading the "love" soon enough.

Oh oh! about yesterday? I so forgot to say congrats on your win. You rock!

Chicki said...

Hey, I don't mind. I didn't have anything to write for my "Fun Friday" blog anyway. Check my site in about an hour.

Chelle Sandell said...

Okay you goofy-girl! No problem-o. Congrats on your contest!!! Oh-another southern phrase I like is "As quiet as a mouse peeing on cotton." LOL

Rashenbo said...

Heheh that's a cool little meme... I've got Hannibal Rising closest to me at the moment. But there are 3 or 4 others all just as close within reach :)