A funny thing happens when you ask “What if,,,?” And just let your mind wonder.
I was sitting at my computer thinking about my NaNoWriMo project. I am going to be writing a steampunk story about a laborer that rises up against the system. So I was researching steam power generation and what happened next was interesting to say the least.
So I spent the next two hours looking up and downloading/ printing steam age technology articles and the more I read and found, the more I was interested in the possibility of this flight of fancy taking off!
Anyway, I know that a novel like this is going to get very complicated very quickly. And I am welcoming it.
I am beginning to see the possibilities of this and its many branches. Best of all none of them are any more or less correct than any others.
I know that I need to develop plot and story arcs, but I am thinking that the steam technology might be an interesting backdrop, if I can write it out well. It could also have the added bonus of a sort of credibility.
Bestest of best luck to my fellow NaNo writers!
T-minus 3 days and counting.