Rawls E. nominated me for this WIP challenge! This one was actually fun and motivational, seeing as I’m in the stages of getting a first draft all the way to the end. It forced me to look at chapter one and see the good in it, that it’s worth continuing.
The rules are simple:
- Go to page 7 of your WIP
- Scroll down to line 7
- Share the next 7 sentences in a blog post.
- After the excerpt tag 7 other writers to continue the challenge.
She spent her first week at the Italian restaurant eagerly busing tables and refilling wineglasses, proud to be helping at her father’s restaurant. She sampled the recipes he’d collected from his years in Milan and enjoyed the view of the ocean outside the window, spending her paychecks at the bookstore across the street.
It felt nice to be part of a family business. With nothing to distract her father, it had thrived in the year since their move to Florida. With the responsibility of a small empire lifted from his shoulders, Julian was able to taste for the first time what it was like to be a hard working human—a normal person.
Allie knew he enjoyed this freedom to make people happy, but had seen him fake many smiles as well, because one thing hadn’t changed: His pride.
Fine diners weren’t shy to say they didn’t like a dish, and to make matters worse, half of their patrons were important figures from Julian’s past come to gawk at him.