I hadn't seen some on her list, so I'm linking back for all my fellow writers who are also writing freelance. My original fiction writing acronyms post is below. FYI - NaNoWriMo is fast approaching! Start your finger physical therapy so you don't strain anything, and sign up for the craziness of writing a novel in a month.
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).