I started publishing my steampunk novella Open, Charlie on Wattpad. A story in the vein of Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series, it includes a girl, a dirigible, magic, suspense, and the beginning of romance. It takes place in America at the turn of the 20th century. The first chapter is live here.
Eighteen-year-old Charlie is running away from her criminal stepfather, a New York gang boss. For five long years, he has been forcing her to use her magical abilities to open bank vaults and safe boxes. Charlie wants to escape his brutal rule but where in America would she be safe from his ruthless avarice?
I’ll try to publish regularly, at least once a week. The story is 7 chapters long, so it’ll take me close to 2 months to publish it all. I’ll also follow the wattpad trend and include some visuals in my future chapters, to nourish my readers’ imagination.