After the #PitchWars announcement tonight, I came across this challenge. For the 1,400-ish or so of us who weren’t chosen, this should give us something fun to do!
Get out your sword.
Take the 7x7x7x7 challenge.
Here are the basics: Starting at the seventh line of the seventh page of your current WIP, post the next seven lines and tag seven more authors to join in the fun.
So … here’s my challenge, counting from the 1st page of the prologue to page 7. (Classic prologue problems…)
GENRE: YA Science Fiction Romance
THE SET UP: My protagonist Gil’s father is missing at a Temple Dig and he’s been pushing down his emotions. When he finally let’s it all run free, he’ll inherit some otherworldy powers from his powerful alien mom. And she thought he was a dud… Nope.
THE LINES: It all ran free in my head, tumbling into one another, cracking from one side of my skull to the other, until the inside of my head was a mess of heated, tangled emotions and my heart pounded against my chest. The bus lurched, throwing me back into reality, but I didn’t want reality. I wanted back in my messy head. It felt good to be free and dirty for once.
I rubbed my temples.
The bus picked up speed and I let it churn all over again. Instead of being numb, I felt a rush of emotion. I finally let myself feel. The adrenaline made my chest pound. …
There you have it authors. Now, let’s have yours. I challenge you to a duel of s”words.”
I TAGGED: @WritingIzzy, @JmeKara, @VLC_Photo,
@CasieBazay, @gingergrouse, @JennyMarieH, and @ashleygraham55