I’ve been tagged again! We interrupt this Christmas blogging extravaganza so I can step up to the 7/7/7 Challenge, which the wonderful Melanie hit me with.
- Go to page 7 of your WIP
- Go to the seventh line
- Share seven sentences
- And tag 7 more writer-bloggers to continue the challenge.
I have four current WIPs right now, but only one of them is more than seven pages long! I got an idea for a New Year’s holiday story far too late to do anything about it this year, so I started that; I’m going to try to continue the Christmas flash fiction I wrote the other day, so that’s another one; I quite literally started What We Need #3 yesterday, but it’s only about 900 words long so far; and I’m sitting on the completed first draft of What We Need #2 while I write #3, before I head back to work on the first rewrite.
So, from What We Need to Decide:
Once they’d eaten, they broke camp. Nina stowed their packs in the cab while Paul piled all their bedding in the back, then they disassembled the tent together. Though they’d only done this a few mornings, they hardly had to speak to get everything done. They pulled the tarp over everything they had in the bed of the truck to protect it from the weather, then Paul kicked some dirt over the ashes of their fire and scattered the stones he’d arranged the night before as a fire-break. It wasn’t absolutely necessary, since he wasn’t trying to hide that they’d been here, but leaving a string of campsites behind him made him feel a little desolate. Erasing them as much as he could before he left erased them from his mind as well–they were part of nature again, and not places he’d slept.
Sometimes he thought it was foolish, but he did it anyway. If Nina thought it was foolish, she never said.
I did not plan it that way, but it actually turned out to be a pretty self-contained excerpt.
And I shall tag:
- Gaia B. Amman @ Page Turners with an Italian Soul
- Tina @ All of These Prompts
- Jess @ In Desperate Need of Words…and Caffeine
- Bronwyn @ Can You Vague That Up For Me?
- Aimee @ To the Barricade!
- Athena @ One Word at a Time
- And I was totally going to tag Eve, but Melanie already did. You’re double-tagged, now, lovely lady. We want to know what you’re up to.