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For the [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers End of Year Check-In (with slight modifications)

Total Stories Posted:
8
Total Words Posted: 128,687
Abandonded Words: aprox 90,000
Average Words Per Story: 16,000 (very misleading, some stories were very short)
Shortest Story: Million Miles Away (625 words, Watney/Beck)
Longest: Fest Fic that is still anon.

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? I had significant writer's block this year. Took a few months to break out of the mental paralysis I was feeling. What did the trick was writing in new fandoms (!!!) - The Martian and Captain America.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write most? By story count Beck/Watney wins at 4 stories, by word count Harry/Draco wins by tens of thousands of words.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? Beck/Watney - couldn't quite see the pairing after reading the book the first time but I read it again, multiple times with [livejournal.com profile] impishtubist's goggles on and she showed me the light.

Did you take any writing risks this year? Not really. Other than writing Taps, which I knew wouldn't be popular because there is no pairing, but it is a story that was in my head and I wanted to put on paper. It is Steve Rogers in a cemetery pondering his mortality/life.

Do you have any fanfic or general writing goals for the new year? Finishing my book. I worked on it this year (probably should've counted those words) but am highly dissatisfied with it. Blergh.

From the past year of writing, what was your...

Best story of this year: the fest fic, I think

Most popular story of this year: Well, Firebond with it's single chapter update blew past everything else last week. with 22,000 views across FF and AO3. This is likely due to the fact that it hadn't been updated in 12 months and everyone had to re-read the whole damn thing to remember what story it was.

Personal favorite: Unexpected Turn was one of those stories that had to be written. The words flew onto the page. It was a joy to write (up intil the last section which was tortured and took me months to complete).

Most under-appreciated: Taps - which I expected, but I'd like to take a crack at another Steve fic and see if I can get some readers into it.

Story with the single sexiest moment: I think Unexpected Turn's against-the-tow-truck-sex probably wins, although I actually prefer the sensuality of the shower scene that follows.

Most "holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: Nope, pretty much a vanilla year.

Most challenging to write: At Second Glance - a real challenge because it was a Harry/Ron which I never thought I would write and it never quite jelled in my head. It was a fest fic so had to be posted before I felt it was ready.

Biggest disappointment: I really liked all the stories I wrote this year- biggest disappointment is not finishing my book which was this year's goal

Favorite character to write: Draco-I think I've written most of my H/D stories this year from his perspective and it was a refreshing change. I even dabbled in 1st POV!

Favorite opening line: It would be the opening line to the fest fic, but since I can't post that one... The beech tree was perfectly situated to catch a bit of breeze coming off the lake and still provide sufficient shade from the April sunshine, which seemed determined to force the last dregs of winter away. - New Path. My remix of [livejournal.com profile] nicevenn's Abandoned Destinies

Favorite closing lines: There were things that needed to be said, decisions to be made, but for now this was enough. Unexpected Turn

Other favorite lines: The trees were starting to show a hint of color, soon the hills would be brilliant with red and orange leaves. The last time he'd seen a tree in full fall colors had been the previous fall in Italy with Bucky. Seventy years ago. Taps

Goals for 2016: Finishing my book. Writing and submitting a short story. Finishing Firebond.
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I hope everyone has the New Year's celebration that they most enjoy, whether it is spending it alone with a good book or in a crowd with glasses of champagne. If you are interested, here is my fandom summary, etc for the year...

2014... )
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This is stolen from a vast number of other memes that I combined into just the questions I liked... play along and post your own if you like.

Oakstone's 2013 )
Template for your own meme... I have no idea how to make one of those nifty template boxes that everyone uses, so I'm just putting it under an LJ cut and you can copy and paste. If anyone can share how to make those boxes, it would be much appreciated!

Make your own meme... )
Too lazy time to eat rushed to put in links to all the stories I mentioned - they are all over here on AO3
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] marianna_merlo my year of fanfiction writing summed up
Calendar Year: 2012
Total Stories Written: 15 (including current WiPs)
Total Words Written: 315,000 (aprox)
Average Words Per Story: according to FF 24,925
Shortest Story: DragonLover (300)
Longest: Twist of Fate (312K)

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