But I am determined to jump into the genre with both feet. I know I’ll love it. I follow authors such as Cindy Spencer Pape, Seleste DeLaney and PG Forte closely. Here be Magic’s recent Steampunk week just wet my appetite even more.
Okay so that’s why I want to read it. Here is why I want to write it:
- It looks fun. Every cover I’ve seen for Steampunk is gorgeous. Every excerpt intriguing. I mean I know there is bad writing in every genre but so far what I’ve read about steampunk seems light, fun, adventurous, tongue-in-cheek fun
- The costumes! I mean come on! Corsets, flowing skirts, ankle boots. And the jewelry! A mixture of punk, Victorian and tech. It’s awesome. I want a good reason to go to a Steampunk convention and dress up. I mean walking into the grocery store in full steampunk costume might generate some attention, but that’s not really the kind of attention I like. ; 0 ) I might even be convinced to dress up at RT or some other fantasy convention...but then how to explain that I actually write epic fantasy... Yeah.
- The concept is brilliant. I love Victorians. Throw in steam, gadgets and an entirely different way of looking at history. I’m all in!
- The company. See above. Cindy, Seleste, PG... and more! There are so many talented writers in this genre.
I’m sure I’ll add many more reasons I love it after I’ve read it. Just for fun, here is the corset that I’m lusting for.