When I first started participating in online writing activities, I noticed a strange secret code in effect. I knew many of the acronyms used in chat - like LOL and such. But novel writing has its own special acronyms, so I thought I'd share some I've learned. I know I've forgotten some, so if you notice any I missed, remind me in the comments and I'll add them to the list.
WIP - Work in Progress (Your current writing project, usually a novel)
MC - Main Character
POV - Point of View
ARC - Advanced Reader Copy (The copies authors and reviewers receive before the book is actually available to the public)
HEA - Happily Ever After (Used by romance genre to indicate a happy ending)
HFN - Happy For Now (The characters end up together, but no indication it's a forever relationship)
H/H - Hero/Heroine (A couple in a romance novel) M/F - Male/Female (Romance between a male and female character)
GLB - Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
het - Heterosexual
YA - Young Adult
SF - Science Fiction
NanNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month (Participants who join this website complete a 50,000 word novel in a month, toiling along with their fellow writers: November 1 - November 30th).