I’d like to thank Ipuna Black for contacting me with this challenge because it’s seriously cool! The description (copied directly from her page) is:
‘The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 lines in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.’
So, for my part in the challenge, I’ll be posting 7 lines from my YA fantasy/sci-fi manuscript called DREAMSCAPE that my publishers and I are hoping to release later this year (or early next year, depending on release date timeframes with the second book in THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES). I haven’t said anything about DREAMSCAPE on this blog yet because I’m keeping it a surprise, but here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store:
Remembering my training from dozens of other jumps, I didn’t think—I just acted. I tugged on the cutaway handle, severing the attachment to the tangled parachute, and quickly pulled my reserve chute.
As the ground rose up to meet me, I heard Aero’s warning whisper across my mind.
…If you pull too late, you won’t have enough time for it to catch…
“Come on!” I shrieked into the wind, watching as my reserve finally opened and caught the air current, slowing my descent.
But it was too little, too late, and the last thing I saw before I crashed into the rocky surface of the ravine was Jinx’s horrified expression as she witnessed my death.
Oooooh. Who’d have known I could leave you with a cliff-hanger from just 7 lines! (*Insert evil laughter*) I promise I didn’t fudge this, though—those are definitely the words starting from the 7th line on the 7th page! If you want to read more… you’ll just have to wait for it to be published! (*Insert even more evil laughter*)
Since there are a number of seriously cool writers who follow this blog, I don’t want to tag only 7 of you as the challenge stipulates (especially since I know that sometimes it can be annoying if you don’t want to actually do whatever it is that you’re tagged to do). So, instead I’m opening this up to anyone who wants to jump in on this challenge and share their work. But I’d love to see what you’re posting, so do me a favour and either link me in on your site or just comment below with the web address so I can check out your work!
Ps. This challenge isn’t just for novels—it can be for poems or short stories or really anything else you’d like to share!