It's official: I am a writer. I submitted my novel, Notion Waves, to my first potential publisher on 30 MAY 2014. The plan is to send out new submittal queries every week until I get accepted. Each publisher has their own specific requirements and guidelines (which are really rules, not guidelines) so it's an interesting process.
I also opened myself up to Critiques by sending out my novel to Readers (aka, friends and family.) Until I figure out how to include a "Reader's Comments" link, I plan to input Reader comments here. Should be interesting.