En Writing

I suppose I should give you all an update on the glorious progress I have made with my writing in the past few weeks. *Ahem* About that, I haven’t really made any progress the past few weeks. Sorry! My NaNoWriMo project sits abandoned, a month’s worth of blood, sweat, and tears discarded like a pair of socks on Christmas morning. In my defense I was rarely home and was simply not in my element. Secondly, I was feeling a bit lazy.

I was able to motivate myself to start writing again yesterday. Not the NaNoWriMo project though. Instead I have been brainstorming about the “steampunk” writing opportunity I told you all about a few weeks ago. I wrote a few hundred words of that yesterday and I think I now have a pretty decent story idea. We will see. The hard part is to work in some of my humor but still have a good story. One of my idea involves infomercial type inventions (which is funny as the time period is the late 1800s).

Related to that, I have been looking for novels with a “Victorian” feel, so any suggestions would be much appreciated. I imagine Jane Austen would be one suggestion. I have also checked out Charles Dickens (I’m going to read The Old Curiosity Shop on my Sony Reader). Any others?

Oh, and thanks to Diane I’ve found the next gadget I MUST HAVE, the Namaztag rabbit.