I’m an avid reader. I like a lot of genres. While I love a great adventure, I’m always a shoe-in for a good romance – including western and historical romances.
They tell us in the industry to write what you read. Write what you know.
So I put my pen to work and dived into my first historical romance.
It started with a piece of cake. No really, it did… Fruit cake.
How could anyone resist a piece of fruit cake?
Did you know that fruit cake wasn’t just a holiday tradition? What if I told you it was wedding cake?
Truly, I wrote a paper on it in college. If I can find it while I’m searching for my Christmas decorations in the attic, I’ll share it with you in the coming days.
But for now, I’m elbow deep in revisions. As I’m working through this story of cake and falling in love I’m finding maybe my historical novella is more of a western and I’m thinking I just may twist it up a bit with a little western steam punk.
I admit, since attending the Realm Maker’s conference last spring and becoming introduced to to the steam punk culture, I like it. It’s an interesting mix when you throw the old west together with steam.
And so I’m thinking…
An old mining town, a coal miner’s daughter, and a piece of fruit cake….
hummm… the gears of creativity in my mind are turning.
What do you think?
Do you want to read it?