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 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 12/18/11

  1. Joleene Naylor December 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Intriguing six! I’m with Ada, it would take a bit to convince me, too 😉

  2. Babette James December 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I like that last line. Nice six. :)

  3. shapeshifterkisses December 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    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.

    • angela quarles December 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      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…

  4. Cate Masters December 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Love the story premise. Best of luck with queries.

  5. Christine Lonodn December 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

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

    Christine London

  6. epbeaumont December 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    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. :)

  7. Jasmine December 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Ha! Awesome six. Best of luck.

  8. J.C. Martin December 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

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

  9. CeCe December 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    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

  10. Karysa Faire December 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

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

  11. Vivien Dean December 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Love time travel stories. This looks great!

  12. Steven Montano December 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    That last line made me laugh. NIce!

  13. Brinda Berry December 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

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

  14. relatedreality December 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    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! :)

  15. Gem Sivad December 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

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

  16. sueannbowlingauthor December 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    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.

  17. Jessica Knauss December 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

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

  18. Sarah W December 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

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

  19. Della Odell December 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

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

    • angela quarles December 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

      LOL, yeah, Isabelle does voice that worry of ending up in Bedlam

  20. veronicascott December 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    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!

  21. Carol December 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Sounds like an intriguing premise. Good luck!

  22. Zee Monodee December 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

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

  23. L. K. Below December 19, 2011 at 10:41 am #

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

  24. Juli Hoffman December 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

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

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