Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Seven/Seven Blog Challenge

I don't usually do chain blog posts, but this one sounded like a lot of fun, and I'm interested to get people to participate in it!

I was nominated by C. P. Lesley, a friend and fellow author from Goodreads whose blog and challenge post, you can see here

These are the rules:

Take seven lines from page 7 (or 77) of your current work in progress.

Get seven other writers to post the same and link back to you.

And last, mention and link back to the person who nominated you (C. P. Lesley)

Here are seven lines from my steampunk mystery WIP Anthony Maxwell: A Case of Poisons Anthony, my private detective/consultant is called in early to Scotland Yard to view a body just found that met a particularly nasty end.

Inspector Garrett met us in the lobby, pacing and looking impatient as usual—I had rarely seen him any other way—and he looked relieved to see us enter. I pulled off my goggles and un-buttoned my coat as I smiled pleasantly at him.
         “Well, Inspector, you said you have a body for me?” I asked cheerily as I stuffed my gloves into my coat pocket.
         “I do indeed, Maxwell,” Garrett said. “I daresay you won’t believe it when you see it.”

Okay, so I didn't find seven other writers since most of those I know were chosen with me, but here are four writers-in-arms that I challenge!

B.B. Shepherd  
Megan Hoover
Lynnann Richards


  1. Wow. You really couldn't ask for a more perfect snippet! Definitely suspenseful.

    (How come everybody else's snippets end on exciting cliffhangers? Mine was all boring filler stuff, lol!)

  2. This was a lucky snipper :P I thought it was going to be boring too. Well, actually I might have cheated just a little because I used the page seven after I cut out the forward, but I assume that's okay :P

  3. Ok, I really want to read this book when it is finished! That snippet got me really interested.

  4. I'm having such a good time with it! I'm aiming for it to be out this Spring =)

  5. I like your snippet as well. I want to see the body! And what, why, when, how....! Thanks for tagging me in the challenge too. :)

  6. Very suspenseful, Hazel! Glad you had fun.

  7. Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed it =)