Sunday, October 19, 2014

777 Challenge

I've been tagged by Kathy Quimby in the 777 Challenge. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the same: Post the first full seven lines of the seventh page of your work in progress, starting seven lines down.

This snippet is from my NA paranormal, MOONHILL that's going to be published by Kensington in Spring 2016. Actually, I just got my editor's notes and started revising yesterday. 

I turned my attention back to the road. Ahead, streetlights and scattered houses appeared. The village of Port St. Claire, I assumed. A minimart materialized out of the fog, its lights haloed in misty-gray.  A woman in a yellow rain slicker dashed inside the store.  A guy was pumping gas.

As I passed a snack bar, I rolled down my window. The rush of cool air brought with it the scent of fried food, pine trees, a hint of the ocean. In the distance, a foghorn sounded.

I sighed under my breath.

It was true: I didn’t like Dad’s family. But I did wish I remembered something from the time I lived here in Maine with them.  To be perfectly honest, I wished I remembered them too.


  1. Fascinating snippet! Totally gets me into the scene, right there with her, and makes me wonder what's coming...and what's in her past! Woot, woot!

    1. Thanks for checking it out. Looking forward to yours :)

  2. Great snippet!

    Unfortunately, I don't have enough of my story organized to be able to tell which is the seventh page. :( All I have is a collection of scattered scenes that I keep moving around. *sigh* Someday...

  3. I know what you mean. I happen to be working on a polished draft or I'd be in the same shoes. Thanks for stopping by :)