A big thank you to Kay Beer (aka @1_Lovelife) for passing on the Lucky 7 challenge, which I think is a great idea.
Now, having looked up my own page 77, line 7 and the next 7 sentences of my recently completed novel (no WIP long enough, I’m afraid!) I don’t know that this is the extract I would have chosen to showcase, but then that is the challenge, isn’t it? Every page of a novel, every paragraph and every sentence should have something to offer.
What this does reveal if nothing else is that I have a preference for short sentences! But I have not cheated, and hopefully some of you might be tempted to find out more.
A Kettle of Fish, p.77, l.7
I’d been scared enough to ring the surgery and follow a chain of recorded instructions. The grumpy human voice at the end turned out to be Dr Archibald herself. My own throat had closed up and it took me a few seconds to get the words out, but the anxiety must have registered. She said she’d come round straight away.
I followed her upstairs, her backside swaying in front of me along with a black bag that looked roomy enough to contain everything deployed in an average episode of Casualty. I thought Mum might need all of it.
‘She was okay last night,’ I said.
That’s it! You can read the synopsis here.
Now I have to challenge seven more lucky writers to post their #Luck7. And they are (this is the hard bit!)
Kit Domino, Nina Milton, Gilli Allan, Tessa Tangent, Jo Derrick, Kathryn Brown, Graham Dinton
There’s no obligation to take up the challenge, but please let me know if you do, as I’m already curious about your #lucky7 – and no cheating!
One thought on “#Lucky7 – or does every sentence do its work?”
Thanks for the challenge, Ali. Now I’m wondering what happened to mum, so I will check out your synopsis. I’m doing my Lucky 7 now, also using the last completed draft. Hope it’s all right if I use the same 7 image – will credit same website. It’s an interesting thing to do, as you say! Will tweet when done 🙂