I came across this fun challenge on the wonderful Sara Letourneau’s blog.
To complete the 7/7/7 Challenge, writers need to share 7 sentences from their WIP (Work in Progress), starting at the 7th line of their WIP’s seventh page. But if those sentences make no sense at all, or you don’t feel comfortable with them, you can start from the 7th chapter instead! So:
(7th page/7th line/7 sentences counting from the line)
(7th chapter/7th page/7th line/7 sentences counting from the line)
I’ll be starting from the 7th chaper, as it’s not as crazy and confusing as starting from my 7th page 🙂
Everyone is welcome to accept the challenge and participate! Please comment below so we can all know and look forward to your 7/7/7.
My 7/7/7/7 excerpt: I won’t say much about the context, except that the main character had a foreboding nightmare and screamed.
Rushing in without pause to the bed where she sat huddled, clawing at the covers and shaking all over. Sweat beading down her face; lilac eyes wide, horrified and confused. She didn’t look at him, instead her stare was looking through him as if he wasn’t there. Wasting no time, he wrapped an arm firmly around her shoulders, placing his other hand against the side of her face, brushing hair and sweat back from her forehead with his fingers, trying to get her to calm down and see it was him.
What do you think of this excerpt? Does it make you want to read the book? Join the challenge and comment below. I look forward to reading your 7/7/7 or 7/7/7/7!
~The Elusive Dreamer (E. Rawls)