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Chiara / September 6, 2015 , Sun / writing

The lovely Topaz tagged for the 777 Challenge, where you give lines 7-14 from the seventh page of your current WIP, and then tag seven people to do the same. I’m actually pretty excited about being tagged for this, because it gives me an excuse to share a little snippet of my writing with you all!

I actually looked at both of my finished novels, and my current WIP, and the lines are extremely out of context, and (for two of my WIPs) not particularly my favourites, if I’m being honest. It was really hard to choose because of this!

Also, I was super confused about whether to use seven lines, or seven sentences, so I went with the seven lines AFTER the first seven sentences (YAY for confusion). I also cheated and went with the fourteenth page of my manuscript, because I liked those lines a lot better (and fourteen is divisble by seven so I didn’t break the rules too much!).

The following lines are from my finished novel, FA. It’s about bisexual boys, and … it’s my favourite book baby. I know writers aren’t supposed to have one, but I do. FA is my precious darling, and I love it beyond words. I hope you like this little snippet!

“How can you say this is not your fault? HOW?”

I stood up, pushing back the chair I had been sitting in. “Because it’s not, mother! It’s. Not. My. Fucking. Fault.”

Before I knew it, her hand slapped me across the face. My cheek burned with the contact, and I lifted my hand to the spot. She had never hit me before. For all her emotional and verbal abuse, she had never raised a hand to me. But when I looked in her eyes, there was no remorse. No guilt. There was nothing.

OH BOY. This is such an intense scene, and I would love it if at least some of you were going: “What is or isn’t his fault? TELL ME.” Because that would please my evil writer heart a lot.

So there you have it: some lines from FA. I really hope you like them, and that I have piqued your interest for my favourite book baby.

Now, I’m supposed to tag more writers, but pretty much all of the writing bloggers I know have already done this! The only two I can think of are Emily @ Loony Literate, and Romi @ Where the Writer Comes to Write – so I tag both of you with this challenge :D I cannot wait to see your lines!

Although, if you’re a writer, and you like the look of this tag/challenge, you can say I tagged you. :)



13 Responses to a snippet of my wip (777 Challenge)

  1. Thanks for the tag!! :) This looks like fun. And YES, now I want to know what happens in the rest of the book. Bisexual boys = awesome-sounding.

  2. Alyssa says:

    Haha, it’s alright, we’re all rebels at heart, so break ALL the rules. And OOH THE TENSION. I’m gonna take a wild guess here and say that they’re discussing our main character’s sexuality? I DON’T KNOW. I NEED TO. PLEASE TELL ME WE’LL KNOW MORE SOON.

    • Chiara says:

      We really are. IT’S A WRITER THING, OBVIOUSLY.

      I think it’s super intriguing that you and Topaz both thought this was about his sexuality! It’s not, actually, which is about all I am going to share about this book MWAHAHAHA :D

  3. annie says:

    you are truly evil, chiara because now i want to read the entire book! you have more than sufficiently piqued my interest. i want to know what happens before, during and after that scene. hopefully one day we’ll be able to read the entire thing? :)

    • Chiara says:

      Eeeeeeek, I am so beyond happy that you’re interested in reading the rest of this book, Annie!! :D

      I really hope everyone will be able to read this entire book one day ^.^

  4. Romi says:

    CHIARA! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I WANT TO KNOW WHOSE FAULT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS AND… and and and. Your writing is exquisite. I want the whole thing now now now. Is this the one I’ll be critquing? BECAUSE I’LL TAKE THIS ONE TOO IF IT’S NOT. You are seriously talented, lady, which I already knew but…
    And saw! I’m so, so touched that you tagged me. I checked out what my lines would be and… well I’m super excited for you to see!

    Thanks again, lovely, and awesome work. You are super fantastic. xx

    • Chiara says:

      ASDFGHJKL. ROMI, WHY DO YOU WRITE SUCH NICE THINGS ABOUT MY WRITING? *SQUISH HUGS THE HECK OUTTA YOU* This isn’t actually the WIP you’ll be critiquing *hides* That one is JB :D

      Maybe Ill send this one over to you one day, as well!

      I love the lines you shared, and thank you so much for participating!! <3 <3

  5. Rebecca says:

    I saw this in my blog feed and ran over STRAIGHT AWAY. I got a little excited, OK….

    So… This is FANTASTIC and yes, I’m greedy and wan’t more! You definitely hooked me and had me wanting answers, so win! Evil writer heart rejoice! Your writing is so freaking lovely and I hope I get to read one of your books one day very soon! Also, if you wish to share more of your writing with us, please do! I, for one, would love to read more! Best of luck writing and thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • Chiara says:

      YAAAY! It makes me so happy that you’re excited to read my stuff, Rebecca :D <3

      I am super happy that I have intrigued you, and that you want more! I really hope that my books are one day shared with the world. It's my dream!

      I will soon be sharing some more of my writing (not necessarily from this book, though) in a new feature I have coming up for this blog :D

  6. Chiara, this is such a wonderful scene – very very intense indeed. :D If I had to take a stab at guessing, I’m going to say they were probably fighting over the MC’s bisexuality? (Also, because I am a cheater and looked at the page for this WIP on your blog, I’m thinking the homelessness part might be coming soon…) Regardless, gorgeous writing, and thank you so much for doing the tag – I love what you’ve done with this. <3

    • Chiara says:

      EEP, thank you!! Spoiler alert, but they’re not actually talking about his bisexuality :D But I can totally see how it could be seen that way, because of what little info I have given for this book baby! The homelessness part comes … directly after this confrontation (if memory serves me correctly).

      Thank you so much, love! I am so glad you tagged me <3

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