I’m psyched. After years of writing flash- and short sci-fi/fantasy stories for my own amusement, I submitted one of my stories to an online publisher for the very first time. Last night, I received my first acceptance! And, it made sending out those “withdrawal” emails to the other publishers who I hadn’t yet heard from a very satisfying experience.
First week of “literary abandon” in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is now under my belt, and it’s going better than I thought. Until now, I’ve written only uber short-short and flash fiction stories. Writing a full-length novel will a formidable challenge. I’m getting a lot of help for the scientific dialogue from my better half, Ariel. Currently, my word count stands at 10,958. I have until Nov. 30. to reach 50,000 words.
I’ve decided to go all in and sign up for the 2011 National Novel Writing Month. Although you’re not allowed to actually start writing until Nov. 1, you can come up with a plot, outline, etc. ahead of time. I think I’ve solidified in my mind the main character, plot, and so forth. It takes place in the Boston area and involves a female scientist. The fictional story draws on some elements of a certain person I know well. 😉