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, from page 123 of my novel “in progress”:
I smelled the Rabbit Woman. She had never had a scent before, but now every time I sniffed the air, the smell of her cut through all the other smells in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Sure, the smell of dried pork flakes drove me a bit insane, but in that mix, the Rabbit Woman’s smell stood out. She smelled like fresh soil and green grass and mountains; together, those smells added up to the image of the Rabbit Woman. She was here somewhere. And if she was here, then so was Myung-Ja, somewhere on the other side of the universe.
p.s. It will not be in 1st person for very long–part of my revision entails changing POV (I began at page 1 and am reworking my way back to page 123 and beyond). But it sure was interesting to look at this again.