Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
Rough draft zero is finished, mostly. I’m going to follow my own advice and not look at the manuscript for a few days, though it will be tough. I haven’t had to wonder what to do with my free time. It’s simple when I know I should get butt-in-chair and magic some words-on-page. Maybe I’ll jot down some of those other ideas I’ve been shooing away like gnats buzzing in my brain. I could get a head start on Book Two!
The title of the post (inspired by a certain song below) is about how it feels for me to be at this point. I feel like outlining this book over the summer, chugging through NaNoWriMo, and finishing up over the past month, everything has just been prologue. I’ve been keeping my cards close to the vest, just in case I change my mind.
It’s time for me to tell everyone what I have been working on in a little more detail. Originally, I said this project was a “YA steampunk urban fantasy about a girl and her imaginary horse in a city where nobody dreams. There’s romance and a love triangle, horse racing down cobblestone streets, tragic deaths, and grand betrayals.”
The Dreamless City a gigantic city. I doesn’t exactly cover the whole world, but spans for days of walking distance in each direction. Life outside the city is very dangerous. Here’s a blurb that I wrote over a year ago when I was first brainstorming this idea:
I can’t say too much about the grand betrayals and tragic deaths. That would ruin the point of the book. As for a bit about the main characters and the love triangle, look for more posts this week. Also, I am terribly in love with this song.