The 777 Challenge (drum roll, please)

So, there has been kind of a flood of tags on my blog lately. But I was nominated for this fun little tag by Kate Flournoy. Thanks, my friend! (Check out her blog, by the way, it’s GREAT.)

This tag is simple. Go to the seventh page of your manuscript, count down to the seventh line, and share the next seven paragraphs. So these are seven-ish paragraphs, not from my portal fantasy, but from my contemporary adventure novella, Ashes Remain. You’re probably a little more familiar with One Light Shining than you are with Ashes Remain, if you’re at all new to my blog. And for reasons of poor planning, this is actually a piece of the sixth page, not just the seventh. Bear with me. I know, I know – I’ve been pretty quiet about my writing lately. *shh* But a full explanation shall follow . . . at a later date. 😉

    So it isn’t surprising when I find my older brother fishing through the fridge in the kitchen like a mouse. “Looking for something?”

    Matthew spins on his heel, mock fear in his eyes. “Don’t shoot.”

    Yeah, I have that kind of glare. “I’m making supper tonight.”

    He closes the refrigerator door and grabs a bag of chips off the counter. I snatch them away. “Hey!”

    “No way.” I toss the bag back up into the cupboard. “We’re eating in an hour. Or so.”

    “You can’t blame a person for being hungry.” He attempts to reach behind me to the cupboard, and I slap his hand away. “Come on, Wren.”

    “Forget it. You’re eating my cooking this time, whether you like it or not.”

    We all know the routine. I cook, they run. Every time. It’s not that bad, really.


That’s all there is to it! Except you then have to nominate seven people. But that presents a problem for me, since I just nominated eleven people for the Liebster Award. I don’t want to make enemies, so . . . I’m going to leave this one totally up for grabs, except for Anna Hicks, since I did not tag her for the Liebster Award (she tagged me). 🙂 And I shall also tag Paul Willis and Anna at A Storynerd’s Life. Have fun, you guys!

So go ahead and have fun with the 777 Challenge. It’s all yours! And you are hereby required to leave a link in the comments so I can check out your blog . . . and your work-in-progress book!

Let’s chat in the comments! Do you plan to take this challenge? Have you already? Or, do you have any thoughts on this little snippet? Thoughts – good or bad. Seriously. Either is fine.


Published by Hannah Gaudette

Hannah Gaudette is a home-school graduate living in the hills of New England. When she’s not writing or playing with the dogs, it’s a safe bet you can find her with some other animal, like goats. She is the founder of a sustainable agriculture movement called STEWARDSHIP in central Maine. She's a life-enthusiast and advocate for food allergy awareness, youth ministry, and service dogs.

12 thoughts on “The 777 Challenge (drum roll, please)

      1. Hey Hannah so sorry I haven’t done this yet, I’ve been really busy. Gonna do it soon tho!!! Keep up the good work!

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  1. Nice, Hannah! I’d do it, but I’m afraid I was already tagged for this. Your story looks great, by the way.


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