My mom left a magazine open on my bed with an interview with E. L. James, the author of 50 Shades of Grey.
She'd circled the bit where the woman talked about getting her fanfiction published.
I tihnk my mother is trying to give me a hint and I'm fucking terrified. :| She used to read my fanfiction when I left it lying around. It led to the most awkward conversation I have ever had:
Mom: Why do all the boys in your stories end up gay?
Me: Uh, well.... it's........cute? *runs the fuck away*
But I have been working on other stories that I would like to get published. Ones that are not related to my fanfiction in any way. I've done some research on how to get published when I've finished the novel, plus I've looked up magazines that might accept the collection of short stories I've also been working on.
Also I'm setting up a separate tumblr from my main one for my personal things and writings. My main one remains for the purposes of fandom and reblogging. It's not quite finished et but I'll post a link when I get started on posting on it. But I'll probably cross-post everything here anyway.