Tag Archive | My work in progress

What My Mama Said To Me…14

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
you know that life might choose
to hand you unwanted baggage;

but

you can choose to stand tall,
straighten your shoulders
and carry them with elegance.

©

Jacqueline

This piece is an excerpt from my work-in-progress.

You can read my book, Unbridled on Kindle Unlimited for free.

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What My Mama Said To Me…12

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
you can’t stand on the ground
and be pointing up at the ripe palm nuts,

You must be willing
to get your fingers stained with oil palm
in order to enjoy its succulence.

©

Jacqueline

This piece is an excerpt from my work-in-progress.

You can read my book, Unbridled on Kindle Unlimited for free.

Amazon
Kindle

Excerpt of my Work in Progress… 777 Challenge

777challenge

I am excited to participate in the 777 Writer’s Challenge and the invitation was extended by a generous fellow blogger Kay Morris.

The rules are:

  • I am to go to the 7th page of my Work-in-progress.
  • Find the 7th sentence on that page, and then paste the following 7 sentences into my blog post.
  • Select 7 other writers for the challenge!

Without any hesitation, I am very passionate about writing but I am still a fledgling on this chosen part that I thread on, so it is a bit daunting and with slight trepidation that I will be posting something from a novel which I am still brewing.

It’s a challenge which I reckon will toughen my writing backbone some more. Two drafts from my first two novels are 70% done and I am looking for the push to complete at least one of them before the end of November.

No one has perused these work at all; not even a sentence, so I bare the 7th page, the 7th sentence and the following 7 sentences into my post for you:

I was not yet a confirmed convict resigned to fate in prison, and I felt that telling an incomplete story was pure bad luck.

I felt that maybe not talking about it would make the nightmare of incarceration go away.

I spent my time in desperate ennui and missing my daughter left such a hollow feeling. Even though I knew that she would be safe with my sister, I had no doubt that she must be in a complete state of turmoil.

Her fractured, struggling mind would be unable to process such calamitous situation. Blessing and I had never been apart for more than a couple of hours since I gave birth to her almost six years ago, more so because of her health condition.

I silently wondered what would become of my daughter if I were to get stuck behind bars.

I would like to encourage the following bloggers whom I picked randomly, to join the fun and participate in the 777 Challenge:

Nena

Krystol Diggs

afairymind

writing blissfully

aidyl93

Philip Craddock

Wallace Cass

I look forward to reading excerpts of your work in progress.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha