Erotica author, aka Elspeth Potter, on Writing from the Inside

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My New Steampunk Project

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for me.

For the last few months I've been working on a sequel to my World War One werewolf novel, but my next published novel for Spice will be a different project instead: a steampunk Western. The tentative release date is spring/summer 2012.

I don't have a title yet, but I do have characters! The men include a Native American scientist who's also a bit of a diplomat/spy; a down-on-his-luck younger son of a British aristocrat, who was thrown out of Cambridge for his scientific experiments; and a charming gambler/con man who happens to be an extraordinary mechanic. The women are an airship pilot who bears a bit of resemblance to Han Solo in personality, and an east coast bluestocking engineer who's fleeing marriage.

I've already begun collecting research materials. This won't be a historical; rather, it's an alternate universe with a few ties to "real" history and a whole variety of extrapolations. I'm really excited to work out the details!

31 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!!! It sounds like you sold this on proposal? I can see why. It sounds like a killer idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations!!

    So excited for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE let me be a beta reader! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!

    Congratulations - I think I've gone over the edge from I <3 Victoria to I Want to Have Victoria's Babies! Woohoo! Why is 2012 so far away?!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful news. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks, Kimberly! Emily, it's still only a gleam in my eye...but I will keep you in mind.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congrats! Wishing you the best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This sounds great! ::claps hands in anticipation::

    ReplyDelete
  8. That sounds awesome!!! Big congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looking forward to reading it! I just completed a steampunk historical and it's making the rounds with agents. It's fascinating to see how authors are using this "steampunk" theme in their own unique ways!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks, Stephanie! And good luck, Leslie!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sounds like something that would make a good movie as well as book. Hope you have fun writing it. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Woo-hoo!! That sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it! Congrats, Victoria!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mara wrote, Sounds like something that would make a good movie. From your mind to someone important's ears?

    Thanks, Crista!

    ReplyDelete
  14. congrats, sounds like lots of fun for you and eventually for us!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations. That sounds like a fun project to both write and read.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Brilliant. love the characters, and their mix. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What an awesome list of characters.

    (I confess to a deep hankering for The Moonlight Mistress's sequel, though.)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks! Karalynn, there still might be a sequel to The Moonlight Mistress - not sure when, though.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congrats!! As soon as I saw "steampunk Western" I thought of the old Wild, Wild West TV shows. Hurry up and write it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a fabulous concept and a great character lineup. Like Natasha, I thought of the Wild, Wild West. Enjoy the author ride.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love "Wild Wild West." Especially Artemus.

    ReplyDelete