The 777 Writer’s Challenge

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The 777 Writer’s Challenge has come my way. 

I was tagged by Julie Holmes, who writes adult mystery with psychic elements, mystery with a touch of romance, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy. Currently she has two polished novels ready for the world and a number of others waiting in the wings.

You might visit her busy blog, Facets of a Muse. She writes about the challenges of being a writer that most of us can relate to. I particularly enjoy her encounters with her good-looking muse. He’s demanding and doesn’t tolerate any excuses, but gets away with it because he’s so bad-boy dreamy. Intrigued? Check out this post: Distractions. 

So, according to the 777 Writing Challenge:

Go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to line 7, and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done that, tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their WIP.

I’m sharing a first draft snippet from The Rose Shield, my current fantasy WIP that’s tapping out on my laptop at a slug’s pace. This early in the book, my protagonist, Catling, is only 6 years old. She’s a neglected child who just vomited after witnessing a hanging on a sweltering summer day. In this scene, her mother is attempting to sell her to Scuff, a pig farmer.

“Kind of skinny.” Scuff raised a bristly gray eyebrow and scratched his belly. “Don’t look well fed and watered. Don’t know if the pigs will tolerate the smell.”

While he chuckled at his wit, Catling eyed the chubby, pink piglings rooting in the wagon’s hay. Unlike her, they weren’t wilting from thirst. Her throat was parched as summertime clay, her tongue swollen and head swimming with fishes.

And now I’d like to challenge the following 7 writer/bloggers. Participate if you wish, but no worries if you don’t!

Rand Stein 
KL Wagoner 
Patrick Jones 
Mary J. McCoy-Dressel 
Kevin Cooper 
Mike Fuller 
Annika Perrry 

Have Fun ❤