I am on chapter 3 of a new novel / novella. I seem to be getting through one chapter a night. The novel has a lot of new ideas in the genre of sci-fi, not yet, unless against my knowledge, explored. I don't want to share the tid-bits of my sci-fi world here just yet, so as not to fall victim to plagiarism before I ever release the text. I can imagine few things more horrifying than seeing your novel written in someone else's hand. I want the story to focus more on the characters and their lives growing up in the futuristic world rather than the ci-fi aspect of it itself. The fact that it is set in a fantasy world from the future will simply be another aspect to the story. I intend to keep on going with 3 chapters a week, but obviously some chapters will take longer to write than others, and some will already be written for the most part as I like to keep a notebook for spontaneous ideas relating to imagery, character development, dialogue and description. This is my fist time to take on a full blown writing project. I used to enjoy writing short stories, and my English teacher said that I had a knack for it, but that's just one opinion. Any advice for a first time writer is welcome below. Thank You, S.S. UPDATE: I am finished DRAFT ONE.