the 777 challenge


I don't usually do tag posts, but when the lovely Hannah Joy tagged me (thank you!) and I actually saw what the tag was? Me = in. Basically the idea is this: I share 7 lines from the 7th page in (one of) my book(s). (Although with me, I could probably do 7 lines from the 7th page in my 7th book. Be not deceived, though -- I've only finished one. Or two. But I don't like either of them SO.) I'm going to take a snippet from my favorite manuscript. (The story also takes place in a dreamland much like the above photo.) Okay, so here goes. Fair warning: I don't usually share any of my writing with the world -- it's subject to change and I'm subject to face-plant into something. *jumps*

     I almost crash straight into the bike, reaching up and clamping one hand around the other end of the notebook. Alaska’s blue eyes widen and she glances back up at me.
     I slowly shake my head. “It's not finished.”
     “I don't care.”
     “I do.”
     She rolls her eyes and tugs harder.
     I take both hands to it. “C'mon, I'm a writer. This is very awkward for me.”
     “Well too bad!” Alaska laughs, pulling even harder. “I’m sure it’s brilliant, you’re so modest.” 
     “Ow, c’mon.” My fingers want to break. Man, she’s strong. “Why do you think I fed the darn seagull for?”
     Alaska lets up for a second, looking up at me again with one eyebrow raised. “Why did you?”
     “Because.” I look down at the notebook suspended between our hands. “I wanted to distract you from reading my horrible poem.” 

I JUST REALIZED HOW MUCH I CAN RELATE MY ADORABLE GUY CHARACTER RIGHT NOW. (And yes, I know that it was more than seven lines, but I had to give you some kind of context... or something...I.. ugh..I don't even know.)


Peoples I tag: Katie, Hannah, AddyLiz, Lydia, Olivia, and Olivia. Because all these gals are totally fab and I'd love to read a snippet of anything they've written. (Except for my sister because I've read pretty much everything she's ever written MUAHAA. But I want her to privilege the world.)

love,
abbie

15 comments

  1. Aii this is so cool!! I love your characgers already...and the name "Alaska" is too cool.
    Thanks for the tag! I'm not sure what I'll use...I haven't written a book in forever... I'll find something! ;) love this idea.

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! Gah, I love my characters, too. <3 There's literally only 9 characters in this book but they're all so presh. :) Yay, I can't wait to read what you come up with for the tag!

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  2. ohmyword im literally crying (no not literally but like literally) in love in love and also in love with your character and how much i can relate and how stinking adorable he is. wow. how can i fall in love with these characters from this snippet. while reading it i just saw played out and it seemed so natural and like w o w. i'm ranting now but ..oh well. i love this so much and if you ever get up enough courage to share more of this PLEASE DO. i know how hard it is to share my writing with the world but ... you should. :') haha, oh and thanks for the tag<3 okay now to go convince myself to share some of my own work.. i'm such a hypocrite ;)

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    1. looking at my past writings now.... ummm can i post an entire chapter please? if it's short?!? hahaha this is way too hard.

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    2. AFSDKSJKBGN, OLIVIAAAA. <3 I love you. Seriously, you don't even know how freaking happy your comment is making me right now. :D AAAG, realism is always what I strive to achieve, so yes. <3 thank you thank you thank you so much. HEY, I'M UP FOR A WHOLE CHAPTER! Seriously, 7 lines in way too short in my opinion... haha. Thank you again, dear! I can't wait to see what you do for the tag!

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  3. I love love love this. So much. You are so talented!
    Basically I'm so glad I found your blog and followed <3
    -Lauren <3
    lovingourcreator.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, oh my gosh. <3 Your comments do something else to me, girl. AGHSHSH. thank you. <333

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  4. I'M DYING BECAUSE THAT PHOTO IS MY FAVORITE (the one of spidey) I IS CRIES. also that character sounds EXACTLY like Hannah Joy. I can't even believe it. man man man. I love your book already. Screams.

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    1. CRYING READING THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. <3 Yay, my character is like Hannah Joy? That makes my day. EEEE I'm so glad you like this snippet, dear! You rock.

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  5. You are such a talented writer! Happy you shared some of your secret manuscript on here! ;)

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    1. Aw, oh my goodness. <3 Thank you so much, Kimberly!

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  6. YAY SHE DID IT WOOOOHOOOO *does North from Rise of the Guardians crazy winner dance* And aaaghhh it is all that I expected it to be! *dies* MOAR. I DEMAND MOAR.

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    1. <33333 I LOVE YOU. Thank you so much. ♥

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  7. Yes wow this is perfect. Also the gif of Andrew Garfield *curls up into tiny ball in the corner* I CAN'T WITH ALL THE CUTENESS

    How do all of you write like professional, best-selling authors? It's just amazing.

    (I also find it hilarious that there are two people up there with the same name as me. So I guess instead of a name twin, I have...name triplets?!)

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  8. aksaldjsadajkda HOW DID I MISSED THIS
    thank you sweet darling girl for tagging me it means SO much<3<3

    also i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that snippet you shared. more please? heehee xxx

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.