Monday, October 6, 2014

The 777 Challenge!

There's a new challenge going around the internet. Don't worry, there's no ice water involved and best of all, this one's free! You won't have to donate a hundred bucks to NaNoWriMo if you don't do it, or ten dollars if you do. But, of course, they'd love your donations anyway. The challenge is to post 7 lines from your WIP. These lines must be from the 7th page, starting 7 lines down. I've read quite a few entries - it's inspiring and fun to see what other people are working on.

My entry is from my MG work-in-progress, titled: WINGLESS, WANDLESS, AND HOPLESSLY HUMAN. It's about a fairy godmother in training who longs for a human life of adventure... and maybe a little romance. But when she is banished from the fairy world, she soon discovers that life as a human isn't what she expected. How is she supposed to escape from trolls, battle dragons, and win the love of a prince without magic?

Here's my 777:

“Liar,” she hissed in my ear. She turned and smiled at Rose. “I’m so glad I’m with you today.

 Both of you,” she said, although when she looked at me, her nose and mouth twitched with distaste. 

“You’re so sweet,” Rose said.

“Like ogre breath,” I muttered. Rose elbowed me in the ribs.  

Lavender’s lips curled into her syrupy-sweet smile. “Is that soot on your dress, Helenium?” 

“It’s Healy,” I said. I looked down and sure enough, there was a large smudge of ash just 

above the hem of my yellow dress. I tried to brush it off, but my hands made the mark larger. 

Thank you Paul Adams, for challenging me. I've been thinking of starting a blog and this is the perfect way to kick it off. Now... who to challenge next...