The vacationing Carrie has a work in progress meme:
Turn to page 123 in your work-in-progress. (If you haven’t gotten to page 123 yet, then turn to page 23. If you haven’t gotten there yet, then get busy and write page 23.) Count down four sentences and then instead of just the fifth sentence, give us the whole paragraph.
So, here’s page 123, paragraph with sentence five in it:
She issues the cyborg an order. "You. You drive us home."
You’ll note it’s still in present tense because I haven’t gotten that far in the revision yet. (The cyborg is a Secret Service agent, by the way.)
And, since that was so teeny, here’s the paragraph in question from page 23, which has been revised (for now):
It wasn’t like I’d fainted or run a marathon or anything hard, only lost everything I thought I knew about the world. Except that it was falling apart–I was apparently right about that.