Nov 1, 2011


The title of this steampunk (at least, I plan to be a steampunk) was inspired by my marching band's show, the Gypsy Life. The last song (out of three) is Wanderlust. I absolutely love our show this year, so I don't find it surprising that I've "adopted" the title.

Anyways, I have yet to post the pitches for Wanderlust, so I'll post them now.  Tomorrow, there will be a 300 word excerpt. Wanderlust excerpts will be on Wednesdays for this month.

When right and wrong collide, there’s a mess. 
She doesn’t like messes. 

The Minister ignores the poor. There is no such thing. 

The poor work and starve. They need food now. 

The Resistance is ready for change. But they don’t exist. 


Johanna grew up with the Minster’s daughter, America—her playmate for years. She learned how to act like a proper woman, yet hung out with more young men than women. And she grew up at her father’s side, following in his footsteps. 

1800s Ireland is a time where one can hear word about the Resistance on the street. Just the utterance of the word and hope springs within all people. Except for the Minister. This group appears to be after him, and he fears for his life. These horrible men won’t stop terrorizing the rich—the Minster’s most helpful people. Which means he needs body guards. 

For years, the Minister has looked for Johanna’s father as a guard and adviser. He’s heard of what Johanna can do, and he needs her help to keep his precious America alive. 

But everyone always has different incentives.

This is my NaNoWriMo project. I hope to reach 60000 words out of the expected/planned 80-90 thousand words. My first attempt at a steampunk.

Are you participating in NaNo? If you do write, but aren't participating in NaNo, how's the writing coming along? 

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