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29 December 2011 @ 07:01 pm
2011 FanFic Summary  

2011 - year in review
Or FanFiction is Us


Star Trek fics published this year:


H50 fics published this year:
All Steve/Danny


WIPs:

H50:

The Amaranthines, ~24,553, last updated 10/1/11
The Maltese Elepaio, ~6,265, last updated 11/7/11

Star Trek
Becoming, (STXI, Kirk/Spock), ~25,359, last updated 1/12/11
What May Come, (STXI, Kirk/Spock), ~16,086, last updated 7/12/11

This year I wrote (or started) and posted:

6 H50: ~149,965 words
12 Star Trek: ~320,204

Overall Thoughts:
2011 brought the first fanfiction story I’ve published that was outside of the Star Trek Universe. I find Hawaii 5-0 a great playground for writers! And there are a lot of similarities, in some of the ways the characters interact, the concept that they all have each others’ backs, that team and family come first.

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? It’s interesting that they seem to be bunched by date. I’m apparently very productive then slack off then am productive again. The total word count is a little surprising. I guess I wrote more than I thought I had.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? Steve/Danny from Hawaii 5-0. I only discovered their goodness while flying to California for KiSCon in June. I’m not sure I intended to write them but now that I’ve started I’m having trouble turning away.

What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest? I love my Hawaii 5-0 series “Bulletproof Baby Blankets” because they are interconnected but not one story. I can use it to explore various aspects of Steve and Danny’s relationship and be serious, silly, sappy, whatever mood strikes me. And some of the chapters still make me smile every time I read them so that’s a win!

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them? I stepped way out of my usual comfort zone for one story which was vilified by most of the reviewers. The reaction was so swift and so negative I took the story down. I think I failed to provide adequate warning. I also think that people who read my stories on any kind of regular basis have certain expectations on the type of stories I write. Going outside of that zone was not a happy time for me.

I think I could revise the story and repost it with additional warnings. But while I appreciate honest feedback, I’m not sure I’m ready for more comments equating me with devil-spawn. I admire anyone who can truthfully post “I appreciate concrit” because it tends to make me want to sell my laptop. I certainly don’t think I’m perfect but writing is for fun. “You’re story is stupid” is not grammatically correct, not helpful, and frankly not kind.

From my past year of writing, what was....

My best story of this year:
I’m a very harsh judge of my own work. Probably “Not Our Destiny” because I was able to convey the idea that the poster requested in such a way that touched me and those who read it.

My most popular story of this year: Beautiful Vulcan, and Bulletproof Baby Blankets as a whole

Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion: The chapter “WWSMD” in Bulletproof Baby Blankets. It was really long and I thought it made a few good points but no one seemed to read it.

Most fun story to write: The Wedding” chapter of BPBB. Steve and Danny getting married and all the craziness that ensued.

Story with the single sexiest moment: At Least the Urgent Care Has WiFi.”

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: The one I had to take down. Otherwise my stories were fairly vanilla.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: “The Renewal” in H50 because I was so mad at Danny in the episode it was based on.

Hardest story to write: “Uncharted Seas” because I had never written a threesome before.

Biggest Disappointment: Response to “The Renewal.” I thought it would spark more conversation. Mostly it caused people to fight with me or each other over it.

Biggest Surprise: The popularity of “Bulletproof Baby Blankets” as a whole. It’s been really cool to have such great feedback on such a consistent basis.

Most Unintentionally Telling Story: Having to take down the “devil-spawn” story. I honestly never expected anyone get all up in arms over it.

Fic-writing goals for 2012: I still owe two charity stories about which I feel immensely guilty. I want to finish the 4 works-in-progress that are hanging out there. Closure is a beautiful thing. I’d like to write more shorter stories instead of starting epic-long stories and then abandoning them.

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In case you want to do your own:

2011 FanFic Summary

Stories published this year:
WIPs
This year I wrote and posted:
Overall Thoughts:
Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January?
What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

From my past year of writing, what was....
My best story of this year:
My most popular story of this year:
Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Most fun story to write:
Story with the single sexiest moment:
Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:
Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Hardest story to write:
Biggest Disappointment:
Biggest Surprise:
Most Unintentionally Telling Story:
Fic-writing goals for 2012: