Saturday, July 20, 2019
Hello again, everyone. Two posts in one day is unlike me. However, it’s a reflection of how torn I’ve been, and still am, about which serial to do next.
Using reader-provided random things in serials has been a great way for me to write and finish stories. However, The Guitar Mancer is a notable exception to this. I was almost finished with the novel, and it did not convert well to a serial. The pace for regular novels, at least for mine, is different than the flow of a weekly serial.
However, I have some unfinished novels that are not close to finished. For my next serial I was choosing between two steampunk (Victorian Era-ish) stories.
A few of you may have figured out (from my previous post) that I had decided to serialize the next adventure for Cornelis Drebbel, The Skull of the Alchemist.
Hence the hint in Go Back — Jack Do It Again. That meant the character Jack (whom some of you have met in posts), and the fact that I’d be going back to the Cornelis universe. Book 2 also had a mine setting, hence the “shaft” clue.
Yet suddenly I thought maybe I should save that one so that I could release both Cornelis books at the same time, when that second serial finishes…
I went back to wallow in indecision! The other story is The Delta Pearl. It’s also steampunk. Years ago, when I started the novel, I shared a lot about it here. It’s set on a magical riverboat (of the title).
Characters are named after gemstones, along with their job titles on the Pearl, like the Dealer, the First Mate, or the Cook. The Delta Pearl (riverboat) herself is something of a character. There are also several steampunk, clockwork critters onboard.
Like I said, I’m quite torn about which of the two I want to use. So, I’m asking for your help.
Please use this poll, and vote for one or the other to help me decide.
Call for Random Things!
The random “things” to drive either story would fit because both are steampunk. However, please limit your description of the thing to 2 words.
These also need to be non-technology things. It will be a Victorian Era-ish setting.
I love hearing from you, so leave a comment — and a random non-technology thing.
(I apologize that I will likely be slow in answering comments today. I’m taking time to go out and do errands with my friend from the next town. For an agoraphobic like me, that’s a big deal.)
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