The Seven-Line Challenge!
Sharon Clare, who published 2 books in 2012, tagged me in the 7 line challenge a while ago and I am just getting back to doing this interesting challenge. Here are my lines from page 7 of The Loyalist’s Wife, my historical novel, as John and Lucy spend their first night together in their cabin:
“And I can hardly wait to start work in the morning to make it as beautiful as I can. I know just where to hang that engraving of the two—”
His lips found hers, a lovely softness tingling between them, and he gathered her to him. She slid her arms around his taut body, fingers kneading his skin, and kissed back with an intensity born of sudden desire. Her petticoat bunched up as he slid his hands around her smooth thigh to her bottom and he inched the garment higher.
“Wait,” Lucy whispered. In a trice she had it off and tossed on the floor. “Will that do?”
I’m tagging 7 other writers, whose works are varied both in product and stage, to keep the challenge going: Patricia Pierce-garcia Schaack, Kristina Stanley, Mary Ann Blinkhorn, Rita Kuehn at Writania, Diane Stephenson, Janna Noelle, and Julia Robb.
This is your mission: Go to line 7 on either page 7 or page 77 of your manuscript and do a post with the next 7 lines, then tag 7 people to keep the challenge going! This is a short and savvy way to see what others out there in the blogoshere are writing.