Six Sentence Sunday – 12/18/11

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents in the new year. Here’s my working query hook for it: Isabelle Rochon has met the man of her dreams. There’s only one problem: he lives in a different century. 

Isabelle, the heroine, is trying to step her new friend, Ada Lovelace, through the events of the previous evening. She needs to convince Ada that she’s from the future. (You can see the other entries here.)

“All right, so we’ve established I’m from America. And this is unusual enough in your life that you would’ve heard of, say, a relative or daughter of a diplomat arriving in your social world. I also didn’t conform to etiquette and wait to be introduced to you. Can you think back to last night and remember anything else I did that struck you as unusual?”

“Besides not being able to understand the majority of your speech?” A smile quirked Ada’s lips.

To see snippets from others who are participating or to sign up yourself, visit here. Other participants who write time travel are Gayle Ramage, Ryan Derham and Jasmine Aherne.

Have a great Sunday!

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27 Comments

  1. Intriguing six! I’m with Ada, it would take a bit to convince me, too ;)

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  2. I like that last line. Nice six. :)

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  3. Nothing like a good time travel. The clash of culture and customs always makes for a great read. Good luck on finding a publishing home.

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    • Thanks! I’m having a lot of fun with it (and them!) and especially love contrasting the two styles of speech, one new, one 19th century…

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  4. Love the story premise. Best of luck with queries.

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  5. Great premise. Sounds like a fun read. Good luck!

    Christine London
    http://www.christinelondon.com

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  6. Nice closing line, with lots of implied bear-traps. There’s got to be a time-traveler’s guide to do’s and don’ts, but likely not enough time for our protagonist to have read it. :)

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  7. Jasmine

     /  December 18, 2011

    Ha! Awesome six. Best of luck.

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  8. Great humour in the dialogue! Isabelle sure has a lot of convincing to do!

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  9. I am loving this. Ada sounds like a fun character. Can’t wait to read next Sunday’s six. All the best
    with the querying

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  10. I think she’ll have A LOT of convincing to do to prove her case–what if she’s just quirky? :-)

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  11. Love time travel stories. This looks great!

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  12. That last line made me laugh. NIce!

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  13. Brinda Berry

     /  December 18, 2011

    Hi Angela, I love the time travel romance snippet. I’ll add you to my Google reader! :)

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  14. Great six! I look forward to reading more. I have recently taken a bigger interest in the time travel scene. Very interesting! Have a great holiday! :)

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  15. Very intriguing and makes me want to know more. Great dialogue and fun six.

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  16. Time and space traveler, it sounds like, if she’s an American in England. But in some ways the languages would be more similar in the past. Of course there’d be even more variation within each country.

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  17. This looks like an intelligent approach to what a timer traveler would go through. Great stuff!

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  18. i love time travel adventures–especially the humorous ones. Nice six!

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  19. Nice tease! :) If she can convince Ada without ending up in a mental institution, I will be thoroughly impressed. :D

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  20. This snippet did make me chuckle (in a good way!), the line about not understanding the speech. It will be very interesting to see how the plot unfolds. Great excerpt!

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  21. Sounds like an intriguing premise. Good luck!

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  22. I love time travel – and that last line from Ada is a riot! Great six – this story sounds interesting :)

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  23. This sounds very interesting… Can’t wait to read more.

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  24. Time travel romance, that sounds interesting! I liked the last line’s humour. :)

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