I’ve been doing a lot of research for the latest short story in the last couple days, and today I decided to take a little walk to supplement my online and paper resources. The main character of my steampunk story is the niece of Gottlieb Daimler of automotive fame, and she helps him build an airship.
Luckily, the workshop where Daimler and Maybach built their first motorized vehicles is practically in my own backyard, so I went to take another look at it today, this time with story in mind:
And here’s a model of the airship:
Now if that doesn’t get the steampunk creative juices flowing, nothing will!
Even with the research, I got a total of about 1500 new words on the story written Monday and Tuesday. Haven’t gotten around to writing today yet, though.