Weekend Writing Warriors WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM Afterward

better wewriwaSince today April 14th is the 101st anniversary of the Titanic striking the ice berg (the ship actually sank early on the 15th), I’m finishing off the excerpts from WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM, my SFR loosely based on the Titanic tragedy. My thanks to all of you for hanging in there with me as I’ve been excerpting the book for awhile and my special thanks to everyone who’s read the  novel!

I’m giving you the first five sentences from the novel, as Nick is taking the shuttle up to the Nebula Dream, and then the final three at the very end of the book, where the survivors have gathered for one final farewell at a famous restaurant overlooking the ocean (I HAD to get the ocean into a book based on Titanic)…of course a whole heck of a lot happened in between the two excerpts LOL:

Two hours ago, Nick Jameson hadn’t cared when they would leave, or even whether they got space borne in time to join the cruise ship. He was in no rush to get to Sector Hub. Most likely his military career was going to be ending there, after that last disaster of a mission. So why should I worry about reaching the Nebula Dream before she leaves orbit? The next ship would suit me fine. Or even the ship after that.

*************************************************(VS: And disaster happens for about 200 pages)

Nick took one last glance at the peaceful ocean under the three moons as he slid the door to the balcony shut.

Moving on, moving forward, surviving.

Not forgetting, be­cause that would be impossible, but taking the life that was given back to me, to Mara, that night on the Nebula Dream, and making the most of it, for ourselves and for those who weren’t so lucky, on that ill-fated voyage into Sector Seventeen.

Titanic lifeboat

 I  love and appreciate your comments and feedback! Go here  to find all the other Weekend Writing Warriors and read  an amazing variety of  terrific excerpts…Next week I’ll start sharing excerpts from something else, no idea what as yet!

WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM, a 2013 SFR Galaxy Award winner,  is available for kindle, as an audio book or a paperback at Amazon. The audio sample is here.

44 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM Afterward

  1. awesome snippet(s) – definite hook at the beginning. Last one is sooooo sad. Will definitely have to read this one to find out all the “inbetween” stuff. Thank you for posting and for tempting me into your story. 🙂

  2. I’ve really enjoyed reading the excerpts from this book every week, Veronica! The final line gave me chills. Great work! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week! 🙂

  3. Nice way to wrap this up. Even without reading everything in between, I can still sense how the beginning and ending are connected.

    Now I’m interested to see what else you have 🙂

  4. Thanks for comment on blog last week. I am in process of re-writing in light of class I am taking.

    Many authors wouldn’t show the last lines… but it does add the curiosity factor

  5. As always, I really appreciate everyone stopping by and taking time to comment! I’m glad my unusual “excerpt” from the beginning and the end seems to work ok…I just felt like we’ve been on the journey together here, with these excerpts. Ancient Egypt next week maybe…

  6. I’m always curious how the survivors move on after their ordeal. Great tie up to the story, Veronica. 🙂

    • Thank you very much! My blog tomorrow is going to be about a few of the Titanic survivors and what they did with the rest of their lives. I’m also planning a sequel to WRECK, to continue the story for a couple of the characters I’ve been asked about 🙂 Always fun!

  7. What a great hook and historical connection. I love the emotion you’ve captured here too! Can’t wait to read the book!

  8. Good hook at the start and the contrast with the ending is very poignant. I guess I’ll have to read the book to find out how he goes from giving up to moving on and surviving 🙂

  9. I’ve always been fascinated by the Titanic as well. We went to an exhibition of Titanic artifacts in Seattle, and it was fascinating. So is the Nebula Dream. I read it and loved it.

  10. Great snippet. Veronica! I loved the way you tied it all up, intriguing us with both the beginning and the end (because maybe it was just me but you left me wondering about his journey to get to that point in the end).

    • Mwahahaha, my sekrit plot to intrigue those who haven’t read the book LOL. No actually I just thought it might be a good way to have closure after doing so many excerpts from the novel here. Thank you for the kind words!

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