I was trying to write a short story for my writers group's new anthology. After some false (and lame) starts, I got an idea, using Colonel Carey from The Key. It should have been straightforward science fiction romance, but it lurched into steampunk when the heroine strode onto the scene: out of her transmogrification machine.
I think she captured the sense of fun in the steampunk part of the story. Anyway, my short story turned into a novella, but one without a title. After draining my brain, I came up with zip. So I decided to have a "Name the Novella" contest. At stake is a cool steampunk necklace, which can be seen on my contest page. There are also links, an excerpt, and my research booklist (which has got to be my weirdest collection ever!).
contest for my upcoming release, Girl Gone Nova.
Here's hoping your new year is filled with great science fiction romance and chocolate!