So I’ve shelved another novel idea for what I think is a better one.
I’m going to embrace the whole steampunk idea and couple it with alternative history from America’s late industrial revolution period. I’m also entertaining the idea of incorporating real people from history but changing their histories to fit the story line. Funny what happens what happens when one gets bored at work.
But again I ask myself the question, “How much of myself, my own ideology do I include?”
I don’t want to turn off potential readers, after all.
But then again, it the story is very well written, and authorial message will be subtle and perhaps not even noticed on a conscious level. The story will still be enjoyed by the reader. Vonnegiut was a master of that.
So here I go headed in a new direction. I just hope I have enough background ready by the start of NaNoWriMo.