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I’m gearing up for NaNoWriMo next month and have almost definitely decided that I will most likely probably be working on my “Steampunk thing.” So, since I’m looking over what I have written of it (less than 2000 words) I thought I’d post bits from it to help me stay focused on it.
(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)
This picks up from last week.
It felt good to be out of the rain and into someplace warm, so I spent a moment looking around, not that there was much to see. It was a small room, not much in it but a desk and chair, but it was well lit from numerous lamps, and a small fire glowed in the fireplace.
Taking a deep breath and strengthening my resolve, I knocked on the door the departing woman had pointed to and then opened it and stepped into the warehouse.
I knew from the outside that the building was large, taking up the entire block, but the vastness of the space didn’t really hit me until I was inside, my attention riveted on the scaffolding in the center of the room. The scaffolding supported a ship and I briefly wondered how it had been moved here from the water or if it had been built here, but then my gaze drifted upward and my breath caught at the sight of the great dirigible hanging above it.