I am super late to the game on this. My awesome CP and friend Mic challenged me to do this weeks ago while I was in the last week of my summer classes at grad school. Reading 300 picture books and about 13 YA novels in about 2 months while working 47 hours will leave you with no time for anything else.
Here are the guidelines for the 7/7/7 challenge:
- Go to page 7 of your WIP (Work in Progress)
- Scroll down to line 7
- Share next 7 sentences in a blog post
- After the excerpt, tag 7 other writers (or however many you’re able to) to continue the challenge
This is from my MG fantasy that I submitted to Pitch Wars a few days ago.
The only window is drawn on in crayon, faded into the beige wall. I flop down onto the bed, the lumps digging into my back. Bright pink, yellow, and purple pillows from our old house sit on the bed and my favorite worn quilts are spread on top. But it doesn’t make me forget the fact that I’m sharing the bed with Mom and the bathroom with five other people.
Mom won’t be home until around ten-thirty when her shift at the bookstore is over. Uncle Marvin won’t be home for another couple of hours, right after Camdin leaves for his job at the sports store.
I leave my backpack on the bed and ignore the vibrations on the floor as my cousins walk past my room and into the kitchen.
I’m supposed to tag people, but my writer people that are active with social media and/or at a point where they’re comfortable sharing with other people have already done the challenge.
Here’s the most adorable picture of a hedgehog playing with a dinosaur. Who doesn’t love hedgehogs and dinosaurs?