An Improbable First Year

Happy Birthday to Fiction Improbable! Sort of.

I started this crazy writing experiment of mine one year ago today, October 29th, 2011. At the time, the site I designed was called Scribblings with the Mist, a simple Blogspot blog that I used for NaNoWriMo 2011.

In this past year, I've done quite a bit of stuff.

  • Left my day job, thanks to layoffs. Best thing that ever happened to me.
  • Completed NaNoWriMo 2011.
  • Started the Fiction Improbable site proper on Squarespace.
  • Wrote 14 stories and works-in-progress, several of them novella and/or novel-length. (And I promise, I have not forgotten the unfinished works-in-progress.)
  • Finished June's Camp NaNoWriMo 2012.
  • Published Determination to the Amazon Kindle store. (I even sold a few!)
  • Gotten amazing encouragement and support from some frankly shocking people and places.
  • Somehow acquired actual fans! Thank you!

I can't believe it's been a year already, and I'm about to publish my second story to Amazon.

And yes, this means it's just about time for NaNoWriMo 2012, and you bet I'll be taking part again this year. By the time I'm done this time around, I'll also have finished WIP500, the challenge to write 500 words a day every day for a year, reaching a total of at least 182,500 words for the year.

This has been a fantastic year, and even though I am going to have to find a new day job soon, I expect year 2 to only get better. Hope you'll stick with me to find out what happens next!