While I don’t often jump into meme/tag/sorts of things, I came across this at Tracey Neithercott‘s blog and couldn’t resist. Out of curiosity I looked up page 7 of my second novel. And counted 7 lines down in the word doc. Hence the 777 bit of the title, well the thrid 7 is coming. Anyway, it was the beginning of a brand new paragraph – which didn’t need a lot of context to understand – and was exactly 7 lines long. It was too perfect to pass up.

So, on the eve of Sci-Fi November when I will actually be posting once a week (I know, you can hardly believe it), I am slipping in a glimpse of what I’m currently working on. It is eight lines in the image below, only because I thought it looked prettier that way. It’s 7 in the word doc, I promise.

image adapted from a watercolor by Alexander Kolb (1860s)

Why, why is there no dancing allowed in the Great Hall? It’s a travesty! What are fairy halls for if not dancing? And possibly banishments… but the intimidating part of a Great Hall is a whole other bit. Not in my novel, you know, but in some novels…possibly yours.

If there is tagging to be done than consider yourself tagged. Link me your 7 lines in the comments so I can read all the fabulousness everyone else is writing πŸ™‚

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4 responses to “The 777 Challenge

  1. YES I WANT TO DO THIS! Thanks for (subtly) tagging me! I should probably do it for my sci-fi…but I might wait until I’ve started my NaNo book and then do it for that one. Because that will keep me motivated to write during November. πŸ™‚ In my sci-fi the 7 page 7th line is “He’ll be shot before the exam ends.” WHICH SOUNDS REALLY SCARY OUT OF CONTEST. But it’s not, haha! It’s just a computer-game-sort-of-stimulation exam. But this is fun! Definitely doing this.

    And I love yours! Your description is really lush and beautiful. πŸ™‚

    • Annie

      yay!! I’ so glad you’re going to do it. The beauty of a line like that is it sets up all sorts of questions – who’s going to shoot him? Is it because he’s going to ace the exam or because he failed? It’s like a movie trailer – the more questions it gets the reader to ask the more effective it is πŸ™‚

      and thank you πŸ˜€

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