Recently I started following the author Lynette Noni here on WordPress. Today, her post detailed a challenge she had been tagged in, called the 777 Writing Challenge. Essentially, what you are challenged to do is go to a writing project you are currently working on, go to page 7 of that project, then go to line 7 on that page and share the next 7 lines. Hers is seriously cool stuff! If you didn’t click on the link above, do it now!
Some of you know I started working on a book about a year ago. Sadly, I haven’t worked on it in a really long time. I hit a roadblock in my writing as well as took on a part time job writing curriculum. Add that to my regular job and life and I’ve lost most of my time to write. Considering that next year I am returning to the classroom half time, I anticipate my book will just have to stay put for a while. Sigh.
But I like this challenge, so I decided to do it, too. So here are 7 lines starting at line 7, page 7 of my work in progress, tentatively titled Living Without Dying:
It was completely irrational but it was how I felt nonetheless. I cried like a baby for the first hour in the car. Mark said nothing. Maybe he didn’t know what to say, or maybe he knew that there was nothing that he could say.
That evening when we climbed in to bed, Mark reached over in the dark and held my hand. It was a simple, sweet gesture, but I knew that he was telling me so much. He felt emptiness, too, with Samantha not down the hall. He knew that there was a special emptiness because I’m Samantha’s mom.
Not riveting stuff, but there it is.
Part of the challenge is to tag 7 other writers and challenge them to do the same thing, but I don’t know for sure that I know 7 other writers with works in progress. So if you’re a writer and you want to take up this challenge, please do so, and tag me so I can see YOUR writing!