I have been handed the challenge by WordzNerdzDebz, also known as the fabulous Debz Hobbs-Wyatt from Bridge House Publishing. She was one of the editors responsible for selecting my very first published short story The Teen Game in the Young Adult anthology Devils, Demons and Werewolves.
The challenge is to open your current manuscript or work in progress. Go to either page 7 or 77, whichever is juiciest. Copy the first seven lines on the page, and post them in your blog under this title. Then wait for your audience to react with excitement!
Here is my excerpt, taken from page 7 of my current manuscript Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel). It is the third book in my Redcliffe paranormal romance series, and this is from the very rough first draft in progress:
“No!” I said, “I mean, yes,” I stuttered, “I just, I thought we needed a little space after what happened the other night.”
Danny’s expression sobered a little as he stared at me. He nodded.
“I suppose that was wise,” he agreed, “But I will not be bullied by a tiger familiar. Just learn to control her so she doesn’t force you to shift, and we will be safe.”
The room spun around me and I swallowed nervously.
Now to pass on the challenge
Now I must choose 7 lucky and talented writers who have active blogs, and challenge them to the task. Here are my chosen few, from those who have not already done the challenge (I hope):
- David J. Pedersen @got_angst
- Sarah Luddington @BlakWulf
- Craig Stone @robolollycop
- Naomi Chance @Write_ShareNaom
- Becca Campbell @beccajcampbell
- Kirkus MacGowan @KirkusMacGowan
- Rachel Chance @write_sharerachel
Have fun everybody!