Ha! Do you like my joke?
My most humble thanks to Caroline Peckham for nominating me to participate in this challenge. Her blog is awesome-sauce and I comment on there all the time because of her inventive posts and faboo ideas! Go check her out!
The concept behind this challenge is to share a tidbit from a WIP. I think any WIP will do, but since I have so many of them, I thought I’d share from my most worked-on piece that is about ready to be sent to agents.
– Go to page 7 of any WIP
– Scroll down to line 7
– Share the next 7 sentences in a blog post.
– After the excerpt tag 7 other writers to continue the challenge.
(Wouldn’t that make it the 7777 challenge? Meh. What do I know?)
Here’s the excerpt from my MG fantasy novel (first in a series):
Iphigenia opened her mouth, but Wilfrid clamped a hand over it. “Shut up, you two!”
The Colonel’s long-dead heart beat faster and faster. He wanted to rage at them to stop bickering when Ava was in danger!
“Ladies, please,” Gaspar said.
Iphigenia pushed Wilfrid’s hand off her mouth and scowled at Tess. She opened her mouth to speak, but the Colonel flew back down and interrupted.
I’m literally LOLing right now because this excerpt tells you absolutely nothing about the plot of the story. BAHAHA!!! You’re introduced to six characters in seven sentences. Confused yet? Hehe!! It’s much clearer in the book.
Now, I’m supposed to nominate seven others, but I’ve read many people’s WIPs and I know many of my bloggy friends have done this challenge already and I can’t keep straight whose done what, so…
I nominate everybody!!! (I’m such a rule-breaker).
I just love reading tidbits from people’s lovely and amazing creative minds, so if you have WIP with seven pages completed, let’s see a few sentences!
Happy writing, everyone!
“Turning a manuscript into a book is easy; getting the manuscript ready to become a book is hard.”
― A.P. Fuchs
“When you write a manuscript, it feels like being in a relationship with someone. You’ll hate it, get bored with it, be pissed of, like you just want to break up. But, just like any relationship, you will fall in love again and again, like you don’t want to lose it.”
― Alvi Syahrin
and so on”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer