Mama Diaries

Monday, November 26, 2012

You've Got the Look Tag


    
How do you like the picture?  I'd say the kid has the look!  Which is exactly what Tamara at One Magic Bean Buyer thinks about me.  (I resemble that kid, don't I?)  Anyway, I've been tagged in the You've Got the Look Meme.  The rules are, go to your current WIP, find the word, "look," and post the section which includes it, as well as the surrounding paragraphs.  Then tag five other people to do the same.
Here's my excerpt:
   Like I needed a reminder. So I gave Miss Smarty Pants the biggest, slobberyist raspberry I could. Then I grabbed my shovel and left her in the dust. I ran all the way to the woods, and I didn’t stop ‘til I got to the big tree. Mama calls it the sick more tree, but it doesn’t look too sick to me. It’s big and tall, and it has lots of leaves. Except its bark is all splotchy. So maybe that’s why it’s sick. But I think it looks cool.

       Anyway, Miss Smarty Pants followed me to the sick more tree. When I turned around, there she was, all huffy puffy.

       “What took you so long?” I asked.

       She made her eyebrows scrunchy. Then she pointed at my shovel. “So exactly how are you going to dig a hole to China with that?”

       “It’s magic,” I said. “That’s exactly how.”

       “Magic?”

       I could tell she wasn’t believing it, because her eyelids got squinty. “Isn’t that the shovel Grandpa Joe bought at the garage sale?” she asked.

       I had to explain it to her. “Yeah,” I said. “The old lady he got it from said it was magic, and if you don’t believe me, ask Grandpa.”
And now for the five tagged bloggers: 

1. Carolyn Brown
2. Lexa Cain
3. Stina Lindenblatt
4. Livia
5. PK Hrezo

Thanks, Tamara, for the opportunity to share a little of my work.  Be sure to check out the other excellent tagged bloggers! 

29 comments:

  1. Magic is the best way to be, just dig China will show to thee.

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  2. I'm speechless, Sherry! Thank you for passing the meme onto me!


    Wonderful excerpt, too! :)

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you liked the excerpt.

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  3. My husband is always saying I have a "look" - I don't believe it!

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  4. That photo is great. The Hurricane has The Look and has always had it. I like your WIP. I don't think I could write for children. I'd use phrases like "that recalcitrant bitch." Career over.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOL! You'd better just stick with editing!

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  5. Cute excerpt! :D

    I'm currently planning my WIP. Which means I don't have any looks. I'm saving my look abuse for my first draft. lol

    I love memes. One day I'm going to have come up with one of my own.

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    1. If you ever write your manuscript, and you want to share an excerpt, feel free to come back and grab this meme!

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  6. I really like that excerpt, Sherry. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm hoping the agent likes it, too!

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  7. I'd love to read more. I wonder what happens next.

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    1. I'm trying to find an agent/publisher for it. Hopefully that won't take forever, and it'll be in print in a couple of years. I'll keep you updated!

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  8. "sick more tree" I love it!! Too cute.

    Thanks for the tag! I'll see if I can get on up next month. :)

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  9. That pic is scary! I would hate to see how that kid grows up!

    Sweet piece, very nice.

    Thanks for the tag, Sherry. I have recently been tagged for this meme, here is the link if you are interested in reading the excerpt.
    CarolynBrown-Books

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    1. This meme has been going around a while. No surprise that you've already been tagged! I'll check out your excerpt.

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  10. Who scared the kid? Great expression.

    The excerpt is interesting.

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  11. Hi Sherry - thanks for the shout out! It's so nice of you to think of me. I'm not really an award or "meme" person, but I'm always really flattered to see my name on someone's blog. Thanks! :-)

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    1. I figured you'd probably appreciate the shout out!

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  12. i know a miss smarty pants!
    what fun! i can totally picture it!

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    Here is my blog; quick cash

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