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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  1. Ruthie

     /  January 15, 2012

    I like the muted sound — nice detail!

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Monica Enderle Pierce

     /  January 15, 2012

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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. Heather Thurmeier

     /  January 15, 2012

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

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. Jennifer Lowery~Author

     /  January 15, 2012

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

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

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  16. Very descriptive and vivid. Looking forward to reading more!

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

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

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

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  20. Thanks for your comments guys :)

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  21. Beautiful imagery! It left me wanting to read more!

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  22. Love the analogy to art. Well done!

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

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

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

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  26. Intriguing! Love those time-travel romances.

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

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  28. Very nice detail! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  29. Oh, very intense! Great description!

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

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  31. Very nice details!

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

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

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

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

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

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  37. Such attention to detail. Great six!

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

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  39. Intrigued to know how and why she transitions.

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

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

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

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  43. I love time travel books! Great imagery here.

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

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