Well I’ve been writing like a madman the last few weeks, that’s mostly a good thing. The bad thing is I’m behind in my real life job. But hey the clients really don’t need their websites and videos done right now do they?
I cranked the sort story “The Envelope” and put it up on Smashwords for kicks. It’s really my first thing “published.” Which is kind of weird because it was just a throw-away piece. I just wanted to see if I could crank out a story in one day. I’m a pretty slow writer and the 3,500 words really consumed a whole day. But it was pretty damn rewarding to get something done and out to the public. So far 123 people have downloaded it. Hopefully a good number of those liked it. Someone even left a 4 star review!
Also I am finishing up two other stories. “The Three of Us,” my entry in the Goodreads M/M summer event is basically done. My editor is giving it a last look over, then it will be submitted. “The Broken Heart” is another short. It tells the story of two minor characters in “The Three of Us.” I’d written it about a year ago, but was never happy with it. The characters are showing up in a few of my longer works and I felt I knew them better now and could do a better job of telling how they met. The first draft is with my alpha reader now.
Another story started sprouting in the old brain today. I’m not sure about the steampunk genre but I’ve always love the idea of airships, you know the zeppelins. And bummed the whole technology didn’t pan out. From what I understand airships work in the SP world. I have the idea of an industrial espionage story around rival airship companies. We’ll see how that one turns out. Of course the first thing I do when I get a story idea is make a cover mock-up. What do you think?
So anyone out there into steampunk? What do you think of airships?
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