Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 11/12/17 Falling in Time~ A Practiced Air


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.

In today’s snippet, Corinne has met the rider from last week’s snippet. He declares he is Ian Hunterly, the nephew of her master’s thesis research topic.

Mr. Ian Hunterly

He plopped down on the wooden turnstile and wiped the sweat from his brow with the back of his hand and said, “My hat, please.”

She plucked it from beneath her arm and handed it to him, trying not to smile.

He seated it firmly on his head with a practiced air.

Corrine stared, her heart lurching in her chest. With the hat, the coat, the boots, this guy was the spitting image of the oil painting she’d discovered of the real Ian Hunterly, who’d been born in 1833 in London and died in 1868 in Cornwall. She looked closer, searching his face for some sort of prosthetic device. Actors never looked that close to the real thing without special effects. She frowned for his face looked like…well, his face. Clear, tanned skin and features that were obviously his own. The hairs on her arms pricked to attention.


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 weeks. 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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24 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 11/12/17 Falling in Time~ A Practiced Air

  1. Diane Burton says:

    Wishing you success on your NaNo project. Love a good time travel. This sounds very interesting.

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  2. Good luck with NaNo! I don’t think I’m going to pull it off this year. 😦

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Oh, sorry to hear that, Kim. Although this is the first time I’ve had a shot at finishing. I’m about on schedule (for today, anyway), but no telling if I’ll actually make it. 🙂


  3. She should believe her eyes! Loved the snippet, really an excellent description and her thoughts were fun to contemplate.

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  4. You’ve created another interesting story here. Love it!

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  5. Wow, that would be unnerving. I have a feeling she’s going to figure this out pretty quickly, though.

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  6. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Great scene! I wonder how long it will take her to discover she’s gone back in time.

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  7. nancygideon says:

    Love the premise. Changing the time line is never a good idea but I can appreciate where her thoughts are going . . .

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  8. Jess Schira says:

    She’s a smart cookie. I enjoyed the slow build to possible suspicion. Very nice job, Jenna.

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  9. Delightful scene. I love when the MC searches for the rational explanation!

    No post for me this week. Have a great week, Jenna!

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  10. Ed Hoornaert says:

    She’s picking up on the impossible quite quickly


  11. Carrie-Anne says:

    That would give anyone an unsettling feeling!

    I’m a NaNo rebel this year too, focusing mainly on creative non-fiction in the form of blog posts for November, December, and January. I may be ready to start with my secondary planned project soon, the story of a character I thought I’d shelved forever in 1992.

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