Sunday, March 27, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday



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I had a HUGE suprise on Friday. Two of them actually. I'm a double Golden Heart finalist! One of my GH hopefuls is The Outer Planets, so I'm back this week with another excerpt from the manusccript.

In this scene, Lissa is just being rendered into hypersleep by medical staff for the year-long voyage to Jupiter, when...
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When Lissa tried to answer, she found her mind no longer online with her mouth. She registered movement from the corner of her eye—the transparent lid of the unit retracting over her. Too late, she realized how easily a sleeper could be sabotaged. She’d made it too easy for her enemies. Trapped here, onboard a vessel with a sleeping crew, she’d be an easy target for elimination. Murder by hypersleep.
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38 comments:

  1. A very ominous excerpt! :)

    Congrats on being a double GH finalist! I can't wait to read the entire version of The Outer Planets!

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  2. Congrats on your DOUBLE whammy of good news! You are living my dream! I love this six. This novel sounds very interesting and I too cannot wait to see it on the shelves!

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  3. ooh, intriguing snippet! Congrats on your GH finals!

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  4. Congrats! Very happy for you.

    This snippet definitely evokes a sense of anxiousness!

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  5. Loved this! Great suspense. Congrats on your amazing news!

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  6. A very intriguing six, Laurie. A reader wants to know what the heck is going on and what your heroine means with that thought!

    Again, congrats!

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  7. Wow, two GH finals? Congrats! Wonderful six! Sounds like a fantastic read.

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  8. @ Everyone Thanks so much for your congrats. I know it sounds cliche to say I never expected to win, but honestly, I took the day off work just so I could mope in solitude at not getting a call for the second year, and I had already commissioned the cover to self-publish The Outer Planets. (Yeah, that plan's on hold now. LOL) This is a crazy business!

    @Jessica Glad the ominous undertones came through.

    @Roberta Oh, neither can I...one way or another.

    @Sandra That you!

    @Ella Drake You're one of my SFR heroes (heroines?) so I really appreciate it. Glad Lissa's anxiety is clear.

    @Cate Thanks, Cate! Still sure I'm going to wake up and discover it was all a dream.

    @Kaye Oh, thanks! Several characters in this story have secrets--Lissa's is just the central one. :)

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  9. Congrats on the double dessert! Great snippet today.

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  10. ditto to all the other remarks. Well done, Laurie, I am sooo happy for you.

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  11. Again, another huge congrats for double finaling in the Golden Heart. These six certainly demonstrate why you acheived it.
    Thanks for sharing, Laurie.

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  12. Great lines, and HUGE congrats on the double GH finalists. :D

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  13. Murder by hypersleep...hmmm, intrigues the mystery writer in me. Congrats on the GH!

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  14. mouth no longer on line with mind - good one !

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  15. Yowza. Great news followed by an intense snippet. Congratulations on both.

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  16. @SarahGrimm Oops, sorry, didn't mean to skip you. I think you commented while I was still composing. Thanks! I'm not sure the reality of it has really sunk in just yet. But I hope an editor or agent will agree with you!

    @GemSivad Thank you!

    @Ainslinn Kerry I appreciate the congrats. Thank you.

    @Arlene and @D L Jackson Okay, my fabulous IPs, you know your critiques and support have been invaluable to me, as well as the knock-upside-the-head to get to work when you both left me in the dust on the publishing front. LOL We've been through a lot of meltdowns and triumphs together. Let's hope we have a lot more of the latter than the former going forward. :)

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  17. Suspense snippet! Congrats on your nominations!

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  18. Oh no, talk about tension!!

    And congrats!

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  19. Congrats Laurie!!!
    And nice six! Nothing scarier than being trapped and vulnerable.

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  20. Congrats on the Golden Heart news, and Murder by hypersleep LMAO! Love it.

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  21. Congratulations on your finals! Great six--scary stuff, give me claustrophobia just reading it.

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  22. @MarieeDees Thnx! Yes, there's several layers of mystery in this one. :)

    @Sue Thank you. You're Sue K., right? I wanted to be sure I visited your SSS but wasn't sure if that was you.

    @Vivien Jackson It was a fun dilemma picking out this week's six. Glad it entertained. :)

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  23. Congrats on the double GH finalist.
    Great snippet.

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  24. First: Congratulations! and second: I loved this snippet

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  25. Congrats on the double whammy!

    Wow, that six is going to give me nightmares when I go to bed tonight - being bumped off in my sleep, eek!

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  26. Not much worse than realizing your plight after it's too late. I'm intrigued - great six!

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  27. WHOO-HOOOOO!

    Major congrats and best wishes on the GH x 2!!!

    Great excerpt!

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  28. @Patricia Preston
    @Chrystalla Thoma
    @Eleri Stone
    @JoAnne Kenrick
    @Susanna Fraser
    @Lindsay
    @Jayel Kaye
    @Pippa Jay
    @Lauri J. Owen

    Thanks so much to all of you who offered congrats and best wishes on my final. I have to be honest, I'm feeling a bit like a deer in the headlights right now. You know that saying, "Be careful what you wish for, for you might get it?" Yeah, that feels a bit like where I am. But it's a fun whirlwind to be swept up in--really!

    I think I've returned the favor on all your Six Sentence Sunday posts now. An excellect crop this week! I'll try to join in at least twice a month going forward, but not sure that I'll be able to manage every week.

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  29. Oops! One more. Thanks, Taryn! :) *heading to your post now*

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  30. Congrats, Laurie, on the double nods!!

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  31. Big, huge, tremendous congrats on your GH finals! That's so awesome.

    And so is that snippet!

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  32. Ooh, creepy and menacing! AND CONGRATS ON THE DOUBLE GH NOD! WOOT! WOOT! FINGERS WILL BE CROSSED FOR YOU IN JUNE!

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  33. Thank you @Lisa Fox and @Laura Kaye! I really appreciate all the congrats, good thoughts and wishes. :)

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  34. Gosh, Laurie! This hooked me all the way! Congratulations on your double WHAMMY! So excited for you!

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  35. Oh creepy!

    And congrats on being a double Golden Heart finalist!

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