Sorry about not posting this Saturday! My internet has returned to its old habit of barely working. Anyway! Today’s steampunk-inspired post is pretty important to me, because it’s about what discovering steampunk has done for me.
I discovered steampunk back in February and immediately fell in love with it. The time period, the elegance, and the cluncky, steam-powered technology fascinated me in a way similar to fantasy when I discovered it many years ago. But, it made me want to explore this new world; and explore it I did.
I immediately took off on writing “London Darkness: Infernal Inventions” and I loved every part of it. I created some of my best characters, and created what I feel is my best piece of fiction so far. Ryker, Celia, Wendell, and all the other London Darkness characters have become a part of me. And, best of all, I get to write the rest of this steampunk series with them. And trust me, when that series ends I will miss all those character so very much.
Discovering steampunk gave me new inspiration to fuel my creativity and imagination in a way that allowed me to create my best piece of work (so far). It opened both my literal and creative eye to so much. It also has begun to brand me a bit. People send me steampunk stuff all the time, and I’ve been described as a steampunk writer for interviews, and I greatly enjoy it.
Discovering steampunk has also changed me outside of writing. I’m always looking for cool steampunk-esque tattoos and clothes. I look for steampunk books and other steampunk artists. It has been a huge part of my life that I plan to keep there.