Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 11/05/17 Falling in Time~ Behemoth

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This week I’m sharing from the book I’m revising as part of NaNoWriMo. Yeah, it may be a little outside the rules, but I’m expanding the novella by 50K words, so I think it works out the same. They have a badge for Rogue NaNos, so I’m going for it!

Anyway, its a time travel novella that was published in a boxed set several years ago, then called Crashing Through Time, now changed to Falling in Time. I’m turning it into a full length novel.

Corinne MacGowan is on a sightseeing plane ride when the engine fails and she crashes into the countryside around Cornwall. Answering a call of nature, Corinne finds an old well in the forest (think the one from The Ring). She’s mesmerized by the sound coming out of the well and it pulls her into it. She comes to in the same woods and tries to find her way back to the crash site.

Scanning the open meadow, she spotted figures on horseback spread across the expanse of grass, the nearest one bearing down on her. Quickly. Turning on her heel, she raced toward the woods, not fifteen feet from her. Almost there. Almost… Her foot caught on one of the hills of churned up grass sending her sprawling, scraping knees and elbows in the coarse greensward and filling her nose with the fresh smell of newly cut grass.

She lay petrified, afraid to move as the earth shook around her. Above her the high-pitched whinny of a frightened horse. Dear God, she’d be crushed. Rolling sharply to her left she stared up at a chestnut behemoth rearing over top of her, its front legs sawing the air, its rear ones doing an impromptu dance like a Lipizzaner stallion.

 

BLURB for Falling in Time:

More than hearts can be broken when you fall through time.

Theatre professor Corinne MacGowan is in a sightseeing plane that crash lands in a field in Cornwall. She wanders away from the crash site, led by a strange buzzing in her head that is coming from a black well (think The Ring). She falls down the well and ends up in Cornwall in 1868 at the home of her Master’s thesis subject, playwright Sir Robert Graysill. She immediately meets Sir Robert’s nephew, Ian Hunterly, and once she comes to terms with the fact that she has fallen through time, realizes from her research that Ian is doomed to die within a matter of days. Can she save him and change history? Or let history run its course and lose the man she has come to care for?

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34 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 11/05/17 Falling in Time~ Behemoth

  1. Diane Burton says:

    A rogue NaNo? Oh my!!! LOL Have fun with this story. Such a tense scene. Scary.

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  2. aldreaalien says:

    Eep! Eep! So not a good place to be!
    Great snippet.

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  3. Yasmine Phoenix says:

    Your beginning is great. Go Rogue!

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  4. Daryl Devore says:

    I thought this was a great story. I bet the new version will be amazing. Tweeted.

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  5. Hywela Lyn says:

    Great premise – and anything with a horse draws me right in! 🙂 I’m another one doing the same thing for NaNo too!

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  6. I just love a good time travel story.

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  7. Melissa Keir says:

    Loved that story. Glad to see it coming along again!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Melissa! I always thought it needed to be longer, but had length constraints because of the boxed set. So finally, I’ve got time to sit down and dig into it again. 🙂

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  8. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Intense scene! Great imagery.

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  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Why do I get the feeling that your story is almost over, and the ending is tragic? 😉

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  10. I’m doing the same thing for NaNoWriMo, so you’re not alone. And this was a really intense scene!

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  11. Yikes! Hope she can think fast.

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  12. chrisgrover says:

    Fantastic scene. I could feel the horse’s hot breath and her fear. Great job.

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  13. Dramatic! Loved the snippet, how cool to revise this story and reissue it. Best wishes and I think it’s a very worthy NaNo project.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Veronica! I love drama and being theatrical and the heroine in this story is a theatre professor and for once it centers around the theatre, so I’m very much in my element with this one. 🙂 No wonder I’m enjoying so much coming back to it.

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  14. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I love how you build the tension and suspense in this snippet! Well done! 🙂

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  15. nancygideon says:

    Sensory overload – in a great way! You can feel her confusion and panic. Great hook, Jenna!! Good luck with NaNo!!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Nancy! With this character it was unusually easy to put myself in her shoes and “experience” what she was going through and translate that to the page. Glad to hear it came across the way I wanted! 🙂

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  16. Great snippet, very vivid imagery! I’m intrigued by the premise too!

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  17. Very vivid snippet! I fell into the grass right with her.

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