Monday, December 11, 2017

Still Working On That Story

     Fifteen pages and some 3500 words in, I have just about got Sarah Jane Lotsenheizer where she needs to be, and the plot is thickening.  Gosh, I hope it's not just cornstarch.

     I was working on the Hidden Frontier timeline yesterday -- it runs from the Sonora Aero Club in the 1850s through the present day and perhaps beyond.
     Some years are busier than others.  I may need to expand the scale through the core years, call it 1945 though 2016.


Will Brown said...

If you're taking your story timeline that far back, are you familiar with the book "Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery" by Michael Busby? He covers the years 1896 thru 1897, though from a distinctly Texas perspective. There is a single chapter devoted to airship activity in California in 1896 (with contemporary sources) with various other events around the country examined as part of a more general narrative. Busby does make a consistent effort to correlate his account with period newspaper and other contemporary source material, which adds a good deal of plausibility IMO.

Available from Amazon in hardcover only, and $25 might be excessive for what would amount to some added backstory for your purposes I'm assuming; still, link below ...

Roberta X said...

I have that one, and Danelek's "The Great Airship of 1897," too, plus "Secrets of Dellechau." :)

So far, there has been exactly one story that touches on the origins of the Steam Amish.

Old NFO said...

Nice! :-)