Friday, July 24, 2015

7/7/7 Writing Challenge

I was nominated by Tricia Mingerink to participate in the 7/7/7 Writing Challenge. I may have been nominated by someone else once in the past as well, but it has escaped my memory. :P But, I’m finally getting around to doing it.

These are the rules:

  • 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.

Like Tricia, I am currently writing one book and editing another, so they’re both sort of WIPs. Following Tricia’s example, I shall share an excerpt from Samara’s Peril (which I’m editing) and one from Ilyon – Book 5 (which I’m writing).

Samara’s Peril:

Jace could not bear to look at Kyrin, unable to face what thoughts might be evident in her eyes. Yet, now that he’d come this far, he had to finish his story.

“After I killed him, I was punished and thrown into confinement. I was there for a day or two . . . I’m not sure, but when they pulled me out I was sold to the man who made me a gladiator. I faced thirty-eight opponents.” He clenched his teeth. “Thirty-eight . . . and nineteen times it was to the death.”

Book 5:

But as anxious as he was to get to the cabin and start working, first he had to attend the meeting. The lack of food did deeply concern him. If they had a smaller group, it wouldn’t be as serious, but between everyone here and the other two camps that were even bigger, they had close to four hundred mouths to feed, plus the dragons. To gather that much food when game was so scarce was becoming an ever-greater challenge.

Along with the others from his cabin, he walked toward the meeting hall. A good fire burned in the fireplace when they stepped in, dispelling the chill outside.

So there you go. Little sneak peeks at future Ilyon books. ;)

As for tagging, I’m really behind on who’s done what on their blogs, so most bloggers I follow have probably already been tagged. Instead, if you haven’t been tagged and would like to share, consider yourself tagged. ;)


  1. Yay! Thanks for the sneak peek Jaye!

  2. Love the sneak peaks! :)

  3. *deep breaths*
    Goodness. I can't wait until both of them come out. :p

  4. Ooh! I sooo want to read Samara's Peril and ???! Can't wait 'til they come out!
    And I may consider myself tagged. Not sure yet.

  5. Ahh, Jace! Somebody hug him!! :P

  6. Oh good heavens. Jace is telling his story to Kryin. *whimpers*

  7. Eeek! I'm so excited for these! Thanks for sharing, Jaye!