Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Jargon

On Being a Published Writer
A to Z Blogging 2011
April 11, 2012

Day 10

Welcome to the 2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m focusing on things I’ve learned, observed and experienced in the nine years I’ve been published. If you’re a reader, I hope to offer an inside glimpse into the writer’s world. If you’re new to writing, I hope I can provide an insight or two. If you’re an established writer, maybe you’ll see similarities to your experience. Whatever path you walk, I welcome you to mine and hope you’ll enjoy the 2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Writers sometimes use a language all their own. Some you may recognize and others you may say are “NTM.”

NTM- New to me
MS – manuscript
HEA – Happily Ever After
SWAK - Sealed with a kiss
ETA - Edited to Add
POV – Point of View
LI - Love interest
HFN – Happy for Now
CWD – Chicks with Dicks
SNI - Shiny new idea
BM – Black Moment
TSTL - Too Stupid to Live
WIP – Work in Progress
MC - Main character
M/M – Man on Man or Male on Male
F/F - Female on Female
TBM - The Big Misunderstanding
M/F – Male on Female
M/M/F - Male, Male, Female menage
HET – Heterosexual romance
SF – Speculative Fiction or Science Fiction
UST – Unresolved Sexual Tension
TBR - To be read
PWP – Porn Without Plot
NaNoWriMo - National November Writing Month
NF - Non-fiction
CR - Contemporary Romance
YA - Young Adult
GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender
ER - Erotic Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
PNSS - Paranormal shapeshifter
HR - Historical Romance
BDSM - Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism
CP – Critique Partner
RWA – Romance Writers of America
BIAM - Book in a Month
BICAW - Butt in chair and write

It’s enough to make your head spin, isn’t it?

KC Kendricks
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Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Yeah, it is, some I haven't heard or seen before, others you've given me answers to (thanks) and others... make your head spin.

Unknown said...

Some of them I knew, but a lot were NTM. There sure are a lot of them.

Michelle :)

Sarah Allen said...

Great list of words to know. Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Anonymous said...

Great list. Love the post.

Nancy Thompson said...

Somebody just used HEA on me today via Twitter. I had to sit there and figure out what that meant. Duh!! I usually just ask my teenage son.

My A to Z posts run along a similar vein: what I've learned about writing over the last 2 years, especially about what it's taken me to get published this year. You've got some great posts. Oh, and I love the look of your blog!

I'm a new follower via the Challenge. It's nice to meet you!