The 7/7/7 Challenge

Today I’m formally accepting Colin Mobey’s invite for the 7/7/7 Challenge. Participation is easy but requires some bravery: To complete the 7/7/7 Challenge, writers need to share 7 sentences from their WIP, starting at the 7th line of their WIP’s seventh page.

Now, considering I’m still working on the first draft (and therefore haven’t done any editing or revising), this is how I felt when I read the first 7 sentences after the 7th line of my first chapter’s 7th page:

Colbert freak out

So, I’m going to follow Colin’s influence and make it a 7/7/7/7 Challenge (four 7s instead of three). I went to the 7th line of Page 7 of Chapter 7, and read the next 7 sentences. Those sentences don’t frighten me so much. 🙂

I won’t reveal much regarding the context of the situation that happens below, except that Eva and her fellow Councilors are given some news from their Captain:

 Gidion paused again in his walk. “Well, yes, that’s true. But as of this morning, we have been removed from watch duty at the eliansiva. In fact, we’ll be away for the entire summer.”

A chorus of “What!” and “Why not?” sounded around the table. “You’re joking,” said Vandar. “What in Selanaan’s name does the King want us to do that will keep us away that long?”

What do you think of this excerpt? Does it make you want to read the story? Also, are any writers out there willing to take on the 7/7/7 Challenge with your WIP? 😉

14 thoughts on “The 7/7/7 Challenge

    • Thanks, Ciera! It really was hard to share, just because I’ve done no editing or revising, but I’m glad I did. Are you considering accepting the challenge?

      Ha ha, yes, there’s a little bit of original naming and language. The character names are fairly straightforward. “Eliansiva” means “summer celebration” or “summer festival” in the Faerie language I’ve created for the story. Hope that helps!


  1. Based on this there was absolutely no need to be frightened. I’m intrigued. I want to know what the King is up to. I’m guessing (and hoping it’s either ‘no good’ or ‘saving the land’).

    From the feel of your writing, the lines reminded me of Feist and Hobb.

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