music playing: Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man”
After brainstorming for my Victorian murder mystery, “INSIDE THE LANCHESTER HOUSE” for the last few weeks, I’ve decided to put it aside for the meantime to work on this steampunk novel idea that’s been brewing in my head.
I’ve always wanted to try my hands at steampunk, and last night I remembered a very old fantasy novel I’d hidden away. I took a look at it, and thought, “You know, with some revising (okay, a lot of revising) this could work.” The writing is hilariously bad (over a decade old so you can imagine. No. Please don’t imagine), but the story itself is a lot of fun.
This morning, I revised the first chapter. Yeah! My plan is to go through the whole thing, revising the general story, characters, writing, etc. When that’s done I’ll see about building my alternative, steampunking Victorian world.
As much as I love the story behind, LANCHESTERS, my heart wasn’t presently into it. Today, working on the steampunk novel, or what shall become a steampunk novel, was fun. And I realized after finishing, PORTRAITS, which is rather dark, I needed to engage in something more playful. So, steampunk ahead.
How’s everyone else doing?