So I’ve been dabbling at writing for a while, mostly in the fanfiction realm. Some people may dismiss fanfiction writers, but here’s the thing; it gives you a chance to learn the ins and outs of how to write, and the feedback that you need to learn and grow as a writer.
In July 2014, I participated in NaNoWriMo’s “Camp NaNo”. If you’re not familiar, it’s like a regular NaNo, but you can set the word count that you want, and you need to write the whole month until you finish your project. Well, by the end of July, I’d made it past my 50,000 word count, but I was far from done. It took me another two weeks to finish, the book topping out at just under 85,000 words. Then with the help of some friends who did some beta reading, as well as a whole lot of cheerleading for me, and I finally had a polished book. And that book is an action/adventure genre book with a science fiction bent which I have titled Migration: Origins. And based on how I ended it, this will be the first book in at least a three book arc.
I submitted my book to a professional editor, and should have it back in the next month. And then? That’s when I start looking for a publisher.