Six Sentence Sunday – 1/15/12

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 by March. 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.  (You can see the other entries here.)

Thought I’d share the moment she transitions to 1834.

The room spun around her, the air, colors and sound muted as if she were inside an abstract watercolor painting. She put out a hand to steady herself. What the —? She shook her head. Nearby stood French doors that led to the balcony. She stumbled to the open doors and leaned against the door jamb.

If you were here last week for my 6, it inspired a post on dorky moments. Share yours!

To see snippets from others who are participating or to sign up yourself, visit here. Here’s another time-travel writer today, Ginger Simpson.

Have a great Sunday!

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52 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 1/15/12

  1. Ruthie January 15, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I like the muted sound — nice detail!

  2. Stephanie January 15, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I like the watercolor painting comparison. It really “paints” a picture with words. :) #badpunalert

  3. Amy Durham January 15, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Love the idea of being inside a watercolor painting! Very descriptive! Nice six!
    Amy Durham

  4. Jennifer Comeaux January 15, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Great description – puts us right in the moment with her!

  5. Liz Crowe January 15, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    good hook and a nicely executed six! (pretty blog too)

  6. Gem Sivad January 15, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Oh nice way to transition in time. Great use of the art work to describe the moment.

  7. Monica Enderle Pierce January 15, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Yes, the watercolor painting is a terrific visual. I could grab ahold of that and immediately understand how disoriented she must feel.

  8. Paula Martin January 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Love the feeling of being in a watercolour painting – superb analogy!

  9. K.E. Saxon January 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Very nice, Angela. I’ll bet she’s about to get a real shock when she looks outside and sees a different world than the one she’s from. Great six!

    • angela quarles January 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      She will be shocked, but she goes through a period of denial :)

  10. Siobhan Muir January 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Great set up for what’s to come. Nice use of disorientation, Angela. :)

  11. Heather Thurmeier January 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I love the way you compared her surroundings to a watercolor painting. So vivid and beautiful. Nice six!

  12. Ginger Simpson January 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Angela…how sweet of you to mention my time-travel. I’ve definitely got to have yours when it’s published. Loving it, especially her confusion which you make so effortlessly apparent.

  13. Sarah W January 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Lovely imagery — I find most abstract paintings to be disorienting even without the time travel element!

  14. Jennifer Lowery~Author January 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    OOh, I’m intrigued! Wonder what’s happening! Wonderfully descriptive six! Can’t wait to read more!

  15. jennajaxon January 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Her disorientation is a great detail. Something as monumental as time-travel would have to shake you to the core. Great six!

  16. Karla January 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Very descriptive and vivid. Looking forward to reading more!

  17. shapeshifterkisses January 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Love that description. I can ‘feel’ it happening.

  18. sueannbowlingauthor January 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Beautiful descriptive writing and a nice way to describe the disorientation of time travel.

  19. Karysa Faire January 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Soooo cool. Can’t wait to read the next part!

  20. angela quarles January 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Thanks for your comments guys :)

  21. DeAnna Felthauser January 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Beautiful imagery! It left me wanting to read more!

  22. Angela Guillaume January 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Love the analogy to art. Well done!

  23. Ryan January 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Great description and imagery. I sense the time shift along with her. Like your blog’s look, too!

  24. Krystal Wade January 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I think that would be pretty freaky for everything to pause like that. Great job. :-)

  25. J.C. Martin January 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Love the description of being inside an abstract watercolour painting! Good job!

  26. Carmen DeSousa January 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Intriguing! Love those time-travel romances.

  27. J.M. Blackman January 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I love the description of the watercolor painting–just seems like the perfect way to describe time-travel. Disorienting and cool six, Angela. :)

  28. Vivien Dean January 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Very nice detail! Thanks for sharing. :)

  29. Joanne Stewart January 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh, very intense! Great description!

  30. Kelly Said January 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    You leave me wondering what sorts of things she’s gonna see out those doors! Nice six here :)

  31. Carrie-Anne January 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Very nice details!

  32. Melynda Price January 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    The comparison to the water color painting was a wonderful analogy. Great six!

  33. Steven Montano January 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    You paint a very vivid picture (no pun intended) — well done!

  34. sarahballance January 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I was going to say “vivid and beautiful” but since Steven right before me used “vivid” I think it loses oomph, LOL. Great six!

  35. Ranae Rose January 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Sounds like things are about to get very interesting. :)

  36. Lynne Murray January 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Great foreshadowing as the heroine is about to fall down the rabbit hole–time-travel-wise, fun six!

  37. Cherie Marks January 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Such attention to detail. Great six!

  38. Zee Monodee January 16, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    Can’t wait to see where she lands! Love your description of what’s happening here :)

  39. pippajay January 16, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Intrigued to know how and why she transitions.

  40. Juli Hoffman January 16, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I love the description, “abstract watercolor painting.” Great six! :)

  41. Carly Fall January 16, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Nice six, Angela. As with everyone else, love the watercolor painting analogy :)

  42. Carol (@caroldevaney) January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I agree the watercolor description is very visual. Love it. Super 6, Angela!

  43. Jennifer Wilck January 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I love time travel books! Great imagery here.

  44. Jean Marie Ward January 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Very graceful–the writing, that is, not the character. :-) Good job.

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