writing

traditional year-end writer's navel-gazing meme

Snagged from philomytha

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? - Eh, about what I predicted: less than I would've liked and mostly rather short.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? - Hm. Batman/Sherlock Holmes? Er, crossover, not pairing. And a bit of Doctor Who. Mostly stuff from prompts, and entirely in the "5 things" format, because it's easier to fake knowledge of canon that way.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest? - This is a hard question to answer--I don't really think of my stories as making me happy. But favorite? Probably Things Already Seen, even though it's not done and seems like it won't ever be. Scratch (2, 3) makes me feel rather gleeful, if that counts.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them? - I signed up for originalbigbang, and actually managed to complete my NaNoWriMo 2007 story, although it's waaaaay under the 40,000 mark. Just barely managed to hit both the deadline and the minimum wordcount, and my poor betas/artist/mixer had barely anything to work with because I hammered the thing together at the last minute. Just like college, actually, so I'm not sure I learned anything. More like, confirmed my allergy to writing according to a schedule. But I am thrilled to finally have that story finished (barring final revision, which I really need to do)!

From my past year of writing, what was your...
Best story
- Um. I honestly don't know how to answer this. Thrice Told? Five People Death Picked Up Who Didn't Go Quietly?

I think maybe you should be the ones telling me the answer to this one.

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe - ...Well, probably Five Times the Doctor Encountered Angels and/or Castiel, except that it's my fault for not posting it on any comms anywhere.

Most fun - To write, Four Things Jack Wished He Hadn't Picked Up and One He Did. To read, maybe Death of a Unicorn? Length-wise, I would think it's more satisfying, at least.

Most disappointing - Three or four prompted 5 things vie for this--and I'm not going to list them, because, y'know, most disappointing.

Most sexy - Er, Death of a Unicorn? There is (are?) sweaty people in tight quarters, at any rate. Everything else I've written is relentlessly gen.

Story With a Single Sexy Moment - See above.

Hardest to Write - Well, Death of a Unicorn was hard because it was the longest story I've ever completed. Thrice Told was hard because it took forever for me to figure out what story John's mother would tell him, and how. And Five Ways Bruce Wayne Envies Clark Kent because I just couldn't come up with anything for the prompt.

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story - Five Ways to Go Crazy Without Trying, which I wrote and then said "Whoa, where did that come from?"

Most Unintentionally Telling - Pretty much anything I wrote about John or Ronon, because I keep going back to them losing everyone they loved but going on anyway. Except I've only lost grandparents at this point in my life, so who knows. Maybe it's me trying to prepare myself for when my parents die, because they're so much a part of who I am that it'll be like losing limbs.

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year? - Yeah. Finish all those SGA fics sitting half-completed on my hard drive. And write some more stories for imaginarybeasts and other online fiction magazines. But mostly finish all those SGA fics.
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