Monday, April 23, 2012

7-7-7 Challenge

A couple writing buddies of mine have all been doing the 7-7-7 challenge. What this challenge entails is going to the 77th page of your current work in progress, skimming down 7 lines, and then posting the next 7 lines. The last part, tagging 7 other authors to do it as well, was too much like a chain letter to do that part.

And I hate chain letters.

Since I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's work, here's a slice of mine.

     “What do I need to decide,” I ask again?
     My mom grinds her teeth and turns back to me. “It's nothing. Lets go to our quarters.” She motions for me to follow her from the direction she came.
     I shake my head, trying to look angry. “I want to know.”
     My mom just points down the hall, so I look questioningly to the captain, “Well?”
     He gives a long slow sigh before he rolls his eyes and gives my mom a resigned expression. “Sorry, hijo. Talk to your Mom first.”
Now, I'm not going to tag anyone, but I'll encourage any of you other authors out there to give it a try. It is kinda fun!


  1. You cheated and went over the limit! Cheater!

    1. Ha! Well... I didn't do seven sentences. I did seven lines of text in the original WIP. So... I'm pleading stupidity. ;)


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