7/7/7 Writing Challenge

Power of Words

I was nominated by Lauren Gunter to participate in the 7/7/7 Writing Challenge. It looks like fun, and I think you all will enjoy it!

The rules of the 7/7/7 Challenge are:

  • Go to page 7 of your WIP
  • Scroll down to line 7
  • Share the next 7 sentences in a blog post.
  • After the excerpt, tag 7 other writers to continue the challenge.

I’m actually working on three works-in-progress right now. Um, yeah. Not doing too great on my whole stick to one project until I finish it resolution. In my defense, all the projects are at least in one series. That’s an improvement from where I was at a few years ago.

Currently, I’m editing Deny (Book 2), writing the first draft of Book 4 (title yet to be released), and *drum roll* I started on a prequel short story that I hope to release as an ebook sometime in August (to tide you guys over until Deny releases).

I’ve decided to give you guys TWO sneak peeks: a seven-line snippet of Deny and a peek at Deal, the prequel short story.

First up, seven lines from Deny: 

Jamie stretched out, keeping his feet planted as far from Leith as possible, while he helped Leith remove the bandage. Jamie bit his lip only once, as if puzzled. Had he realized the bandage was neater than Leith would have been able to manage by himself with only one arm? Was he questioning how Leith had gotten the bandage on if he couldn’t get it off without help? Thankfully, the boy was only a trainee. He wouldn’t dare say those questions aloud, especially not to the First Blade.

As they reached the final layer, Leith gritted his teeth.

Anyone excited yet?

Next up, a sneak peak at Deal: 

Orn turned to the dealer, but the man just shook his head. “Sorry, Torren. You’ve already used the limit on your tab tonight.”

The stranger’s fingers drummed a rhythm on the table and the inside of Orn’s skull. “Do you call or do you fold?”

“No, I…” He scanned the crowd for someone—anyone—who would loan him some money.

The fingers stopped tapping. “You have a son, don’t you?”

“Yes.” Worthless brat that he was. 

Can you guess what is happening in this sneak peak? 😉

My nominations for the challenge:

Shantelle Hannu

Claire Banschbach

Angie Brashear

Jaye L. Knight

Kim Moss

Jason Hein

E. Rawls

9 thoughts on “7/7/7 Writing Challenge

  1. Jaye L. Knight July 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I’m squealing giddily right now. 😀 I’ll try to do mine this week. If not, next week after my blog tour. 😉


    • Tricia Mingerink July 14, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Yay! It’s understandable if you can’t do it for a couple of weeks. Book releases and blog tours definitely take precedence! 🙂


  2. Polaris Nothstar July 14, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Aaahhh!!!! I’ Sooo exsited!!! Yes, I can see what is going on in the seen… & it makes me even more excited (& I have not even read Dare yet. But I will be ordering it hopefully this week… so soon;). I love books about assassins & I cannot wate to read the whole series!


    • Polaris Nothstar July 14, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Sorry about the typos, I don’t see an edit button from my screen :p


  3. Lauren July 15, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about! Those are some awesome snippets!!
    I still can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Dare. 🙂


  4. Shantelle July 21, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Thanks for nominating me, Tricia!! I shall get around to doing it at some point, just not sure when yet. But I will!! 😀

    And ooh…!! So excited for Book 2!! And the rest of the series!!!



  5. Claire B. July 26, 2015 / 2:02 am

    I guess I somehow missed that you tagged me on this one. *ducks head* But I did it the other day in response to another person’s tag. 🙂 AND I’M SO EXCITED FOR ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE WRITING!! 😉


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