Seventeen. I have seventeen draft blog posts. Some of them are deep and need time and effort to covey what I really want to say. Some of them need a picture. One needs some graphs. One needs me to give a present first. The blog posts are stacking up and I’m feeling drowned by the bits left to finish them off.
Ta da! One of my favorite bloggers, A Funny Thing Happened When I was Learning Myself to the rescue! She nominated me for the 7-7-7 challenge, which I love! Thank you! Here are the rules:
Go to the 7th page of my work in progress. Find the 7th sentence on that page, then paste the following 7 sentences into my blog post. Finally, select 7 other writers for the challenge. It does not have to be fiction, I am interested in reading anything you’ve got!
What?!?! How fun is this? Since I have two works in progress over seven pages, I’m sharing them both. From my first, yet to be completed, nameless novel:
Ingrid gasped, “Oh no, we use nothing but organic, free range eggs in this household.”
“Joke mom” Grant said and sat down on the dove grey love seat in the living room. Anna joined him, and set Ingrid’s cup of non-alcoholic eggnog on a silver coaster. Anna watched Ingrid as she took a sip of Anna’s eggnog. What on earth was going on? Ingrid was a germaphobe and she was drinking from a cup with a smear of Anna’s lipstick on the edge.
“So, what news do you have for us?” Ingrid asked and raised her eyebrows at them.
The second 7-7-7 series comes from my completed novel, Hallejulah.
Golden, grey and silver buildings lined the street in a variety of shapes and sizes. There were Tudors next to low rise apartment buildings next to mansions; yet the street did not look odd with all the conflicting styles. There was a gentle breeze and he could hear the leaves rustling in the trees. No one walked the streets. It was quiet.
“Welcome to the residential sector,” Petra said. “Here you will find all the residents of Heaven, and each new member is assigned living quarters based on their soul characteristics.”
Now for my seven nominees. It appears as though my nominator and I share many favorite blogs, but there are a few I enjoy that didn’t make her list. I’m leading with my “Hanna” derivative sisters.
- JoHanna Massey
- Proofreader Hannah
- K E Garland
- Spontaneous Whimsey or Socrates Underground (It’s the same author on both blogs! So sneaky!)
- Alexand Knits – She’s mostly a knitter, so maybe she’ll provide us with a picture of the seventh stitch on the seventh row of some knitted object.
- Duck and Cover
- Amie Writes – who hasn’t been writing much and I miss her!
Also, a shout out to Mom Who Runs, who nominated my nominator. Gotta love the blogging community!