Seven Lines from SICK a novella by chirsta wojoI did a 777 Challenge while I was working on the third book of The Sculptor Series. This time I’ve been tagged by wonderful writer and critique buddy, June Hur, who is working on a historical fiction called A Thousand Rivers and the Moon (cool title or what!).

RULE: The taggee must go to the seventh page, to the seventh line, and share the next seven sentences. Then tag seven other authors to do the same.

I love these challenges because nothing points out your weaknesses as a writer more than isolating a small passage from your book. After reading these seven lines I can see where I might want to tighten up my prose, and that’s going to keep me wary while I work to get the final copy done with my editor.

This excerpt is from SICK: A Novella. It’s available for preorder on Amazon and will be released on October 1st.

I was just as surprised at his behavior. John had undergone so many operations that it was like a job for him. He usually waved to me as he was wheeled away on the stretcher like a man leaving in his car for work–always so brave. He accepted all his illnesses and remained dear, without bitterness. He sometimes got frustrated if they didn’t manage his pain correctly, but he usually got what he wanted quickly enough.

I’d never seen him like this though. I was frightened.

Now I it’s my turn. I’m going to tag some new followers of My Sweet Delirium so you all can get to know them. Each of these writers is highly creative and unique. You’ll definitely find some interesting reading here!


Jason Rybak

“I write teen fantasies and thrillers. I am a fictional character. I am the Writer on the Run.”

Christina Barnes

“I am an Arizona artist with passions for creativity and the arts, inspirational challenges and encouraging everyone to look within themselves for the happiness they seek.”

SJ Wist

“Fantasy author and reviewer. In search of fantastic reads.”

Dan Alatorre

is author of numerous best sellers, including the family comedy Savvy Stories series.

Lisa Vasquez

Author of “Condemn me to my belly, I’ll still walk all over you.”

Kylie Betzner

“Author of The Quest for the Holy Something or Other, coffee junkie, cosplayer, incurable nerd, and fearless leader of The League of Comedy Fantasists!”

J M Duell

“In Due Observance Of Stranger Deaths author. N.P.S. senior director. Illustrator. Fringe sciences debater. Butterfly chaser. Publisher of Outermost Magazine.”