There’s a challenge going around right now that I came across on the blog “One-handed Writers”, issued by author Cerys du Lys. I have to say I love the blog’s tagline –
Anyhow, in your manuscript,
1. find page 77
2. find line 7
3. post the next 7 sentences
(or, if your manuscript is not that long, do page 7, line 7).
Here’s mine, from Odyssey:Finding Home Book 1
“Will be moved to Newford, to Chairman Weiss’s estate, to serve a term of not less than two years.”
“As a slave?
“As a slave.”
“Why? Why me?”
“I don’t know. I wish I did, and all I can say is I’m sorry….” His voice trailed off. The sound of a truck engine starting caused her to whirl around and look through the window in time to see eighteen astonished women being driven away, towards home.
(I may have cheated a little because it’s technically nine sentences, but hardly anyone reads this blog. Right?)
Let me know if anyone reads this and follows through on their blog!