"That's an excellent sign that you got personalized feedback and not just a form letter. Good for you!
My favorite rejection letter ever told me to quit writing as I had little to no talent. Now, four novels later, I still thank…"
"Hello! I'm working on my third installment in my Crown Phoenix series. The Night Watchman Express and Devil's Kitchen are up, and The Lamplighter's Special is on its final edit.
And I just began my final installment in the series,…"
"I had a chat about that very thing with one of my readers, Xeno!
And I think you are right. Readers love believable characters, although they can accept imaginative settings and situations. eg. Have a typewriter that can move time and space, but…"
"I agree with Miss Raye - I love that you have the tech background and the desire to create. Nice to meet you both!
I've been exploring ways of combining analog tech (in my case, I use an Edwardian setting) to create something new and…"
"Well said, Xeno!
As a steampunk author, I like to start with loads of technical research and stretch the edge of the envelope. That requires a bit of imagination on the part of my readers (who seem happy to oblige, lovely people that they are!)
I'm in because I drew blueprints for a water ship / aerial / spacecraft, It runs on steam, and utilizes a mechanical energy storage and generation device.Within the vessel is a garden, for entirely self-contained food.The one aspect I haven't entirely worked out is H2O generation, i.e. fuel, or perpetual fuel.The ship also has a gamer's deck, in the event things get dull, or the moment strikes.Happy Sailing,SJSee More