This is an awesome interview with Jim Butcher. If you're pressed for time and can't watch, allow me to leave you with some take away information:
JIM BUTCHER IS WRITING A STEAMPUNK SERIES. SQUEE!!!
Also, Jim had this advice to impart when asked whether or not he found the rules he made up for his fantasy world constraining (I'm paraphrasing): "No. I use them as a springboard to do something cooler."
That's awesome. I've run up against rules before and often thought I shot myself in the foot. But in reality, the rules will set you free. You make the rules, show them enforced, but then do something totally cool and unexpected!
That's all for me today. I'm off to get some writing done and watch my kid attempt to walk across the room. YES HE'S WALKING NOW HEAVEN HELP ME.
*By the way, "frijoles" is Spanish for beans. So yes, I just said "holy beans"!