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Year End Writing Meme, 2010 Edition!

Everything I've written this year, and all your questions answered, including those you didn't know you needed to ask.

Though I wrote a little more than half of what I did last year in pure word count, I have several more stories and fandoms than last time, and I started doing original fiction to boot.

In total I wrote 102 fics in 18 different fandoms; 178,456 words all together.

Want to read some more about it in-depth? You know you do... Lists galore, and then questions answered below!



January 16,942 words, 7 fics, 2 fandoms. Month of the Winter 2009 heroes_exchange and the Nathan Petrelli Memorial Kink Meme
Be Not Afraid - Star Trek, Kirk/Spock, NC-17. 3,299 words
Pick Your Poison - Heroes, Nathan/Angela, NC-17. 2,598 words.
Another Perfect Win - Heroes, Nathan/Peter, NC-17. 2,033 words.
Unequal Trade - Heroes, Nathan/Sylar, NC-17. 2,720 words.
Flayed Heart - Heroes, Sylar/Nathan/Peter, NC-17. 2,913 words.
Celebration of Flesh - Heroes, Nathan solo, NC-17. 700 words.
Catharsis - Heroes, Nathan and Tim Kring, PG-14. 2,679 words.

Plus assorted metas, memes, and general musings.

February 17,591 words, 5 fics, 2 fandoms. Month of kethni’s Valentine’s Day Matt-a-Thon
Constant Friction - Heroes, Sylar/Luke, NC-17. 6,111 words.
Respect - Heroes, Matt/Peter, Adam/Monica/Elle, Hiro/Ando, Tracy/Jessica/Barbara/Nathan, Claire/West/Alex, Sylar/Mohinder, Isaac/everyone, others implied, NC-17 2,132 words.
Occam’s Razor - Heroes, Matt/Peter, Matt/Luke, Matt/Gabriel, Matt/Mohinder, Matt/Emma. Everyone/Everyone, NC-17. 2,238 words.
Cupid - Heroes, Matt/Mohinder, NC-17. 1,273 words.
Stop – Chapter 6, Happy Birthday - Sky High, Warren/Will, NC-17. 5,837 words.

Plus assorted metas, memes, and general musings.


March 586 words, 1 fic, 1 fandom
Telepathic Apples - Fringe, team, PG. 586 words.

Plus assorted memes, metas, and general musings

April No fic here. No words here. Move along.
Plus some general musings.

May No fic here either. Or words. Next!
Plus a meme.

June 38,000 words, 1 fic, 1 fandom. Month of the au_bigbang
The Brisbane Event - Criminal Minds, Aaron Hotchner, David Rossi, Emily Prentiss, Derek Morgan, Dr. Spencer Reid, Jennifer Jareau/William LaMontange Jr., Penelope Garcia/Kevin Lynch, (Jack Hotchner, Henry Jareau), various OCs, R. 38,000 words.

Plus assorted memes and musings

July 4,164 words, 3 fics, 2 fandoms
Ten Miles High And Falling Fast - Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, NC-17. 598 words.
Normal - Heroes, Gabriel and Luke, PG-13. 2,049 words.
For Medicinal Purposes - Supernatural, Sam/Dean, NC-17. 1,517 words.

Plus assorted memes and general musings.

August 29,953 words, 17 fics, 9 fandoms, 5 crossovers. This month I started kicking it over a comment_fic, began over at jossverse_las, and also participated in the Summer 2010 heroes_exchange.
Get Your Money’s Worth - Heroes, Luke/Lyle, Claire, West, NC-17. 9,739 words + an extra 2,000 in extra material.
Heroes Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things - Heroes, Nathan/Peter, Matt, Adam, NC-17. 5,270 words.
Each and Every One - Firefly, River and crew, PG. 444 words
August Drabbles Part 1 and August Drabbles Part 2:
Approximately 12,500 words total.
Supernatural, Alistair and Dean, R
Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, NC-17
Supernatural, Castiel and Dean, PG-13
Supernatural, Dean/Tentacles, Alistair, NC-17
Supernatural, Dean/Jo, PG-13
Supernatural, Sam and Dean, PG-13
Supernatural, Castiel, Dean, and Sam, PG
Supernatural, Castiel/Crowley, R
Leverage, Eliot, PG-13
Leverage, Eliot, R
Leverage, Eliot + team, PG-13
Leverage, team, PG
Leverage, team, R
Torchwood, team, PG-13
Dollhouse, Priya/Tony, Echo/Paul, PG-13
Dollhouse, Sierra/Victor, PG
Criminal Minds, Reid and Morgan, PG
Heroes, Sylar, PG-13
Heroes, Matt/Daphne, PG
Leverage/Heroes, Parker/Elle, PG-13
Leverage/Heroes, Parker/Elle, NC-17
Leverage/Castle, Eliot + Castle/Beckett, PG-13
Supernatural/Criminal Minds, Sam, Dean, Castiel + Hotchner, PG-13
WALL-E/Toy Story, WALL-E + toys, G

Plus assorted memes and musings

September 17,423 words, 15 fics, 12 fandoms, 3 crossovers.
Wolves - Firefly, Tracey + Crew, PG-13. 1,000 words.
Free-Falling - Fringe/Heroes, Luke Campbell, Peter Bishop, Olivia Dunham, Walter Bishop, Astrid Farnsworth, Phillip Broyles, PG-13. 6,207 words.
Neighborly - Firefly/Supernatural, Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Dean, Sam, Bobby, Ellen, Jo, Castiel, Anna, PG-13. 1,609 words.
Light Years Falling Away - Star Trek, Kirk/Chekov, McCoy, Sulu, PG-13. 1,907 words.
September Drabble Dump:
Approximately 6,700 words total
Firefly, Mal and River, PG-13
Iron Man (movie), Tony/JARVIS, R
Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, PG-13
Supernatural, Sam and Dean, PG
Supernatural, Gabriel/justturnedintoagirl!Sam, R
Supernatural, Anna/Crowley, PG-13
CSI: NY, Dan/Donny/Mac, R
Criminal Minds/Bones, team/team, PG-13
Torchwood, team, PG-13
Star Trek: Voyager, Janeway/Seven of Nine, PG
Leverage, Eliot, PG-13

Plus assorted memes and musings.

October 31,888 words, 23 fics, 9 fandoms, 3 crossovers. I began the first round of nbc_las and originalfic_las.
A Marvelous Adventure - Heroes, Matt/Mohinder, PG-13. 5,177 words.
Once Upon A Time In Ancient Japan - Heroes, Adam/Monica, NC-17. 1,138 words.
For Science! - Heroes, Mohinder/Elle, R. 799 words.
Can’t Tell A Killer From A Savior - Heroes, Claire/Gretchen, Gretchen/Sylar, NC-17. 2,142 words.
Echoes of Me, Part 1 and Echoes of Me, Part 2 - Criminal Minds/Dollhouse, Echo/Reid, R. 11,403 words.
Final Exam - Star Trek, McCoy/Chekov, Kirk, Sulu, NC-17. 3,437 words.
Rock, Paper, Scissors - Heroes, Peter/Emma, Hessam, Dr. Coolidge, PG-13. 492 words.
The Kraken - Original Fiction, PG-13. 1,000 words.
October Drabble Dump:
Approximately 6,300 words
Leverage, Eliot, PG-13
Leverage, Eliot + team, PG
Leverage/Angel, Eliot and Lindsey, PG
Supernatural, Dean, PG-13
Firefly, Simon, PG
Criminal Minds, Reid/Prentiss, PG-13
Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, PG
Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, NC-17
Supernatural, Gabriel/Crowley, PG-13
Supernatural, Bobby/Crowley, R
Supernatural, Dean and Castiel, PG
Dollhouse/Dr. Who, Adelle, PG
Criminal Minds, Hotch/Reid, PG-13
Criminal Minds, team, PG
Supernatural, Pamela/Jo, NC-17

Plus general musings and memes

November 14,779 words, 15 fics, 6 fandoms, 2 crossovers. (Month of xover_exchange)
Familiar As Home - Heroes, René (the Haitian), Noah Bennet/Sandra Bennet, PG-13. 782 words.
Westward Ho - Original Fiction, PG-13. 436 words.
Halfway Point To Everywhere - Heroes, Luke/Lyle, NC-17. 2,237 words.
Prisoner Exchange - Dollhouse/Heroes, Adelle Dewitt, Noah Bennet, Sylar, Topher Brink, PG-13. 2,566 words.
(Un)Welcome Aboard - Firefly/Torchwood, Mal, Inara, Jayne, Zoe, River, rest of Serenity’s crew; Jack Harkness, PG-13. 4,158 words.
November Drabble Dump:
Approximately 4,600 words
Supernatural, Sam and Dean, PG-13
Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13
Criminal Minds, Rossi/Prentiss, PG-13
Criminal Minds, Reid/JJ, R
Criminal Minds, Hotchner/Reid, R
Criminal Minds, Hotchner/Reid, PG-13
Criminal Minds, Hotchner/Reid, PG-13
Firefly, Simon, River and Mal, PG
Firefly, Mal/Inara, R
Firefly, Kaylee and crew, PG

Plus assorted memes and musings

December 7,130 words, 15 fics, 6 fandoms, 2 crossovers. I also started in the first round of the kink_las challenge.
The Gargoyle - Original Fiction, PG-13. 658 words.
The Thrift Store - Original Fiction, PG. 532 words.
Written In Crayon - Heroes, Nathan Petrelli, Angela Petrelli, PG-13. 782 words.
Pristine - Heroes, Claire/Gretchen, PG-13. 537 words.
Light Not Hidden Under A Bushel - Heroes, Micah and Monica, PG. 434 words.
Dangerous Toy - Heroes, Sylar/Elle, NC-17. 367 words.
The Ghosts’ Green Room - Original Fiction, PG. 420 words.
December Drabble Dump:
Approximately 3,400 words
Criminal Minds, Prentiss/J.J., PG-13
Heroes, Peter/Sylar, R
Supernatural/Firefly, Sam/River, PG
Leverage, Team + Eliot, PG-13
Firefly/Leverage, Jayne and Eliot, PG-13
Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, NC-17
Torchwood, team, PG
Firefly, Wash and Saffron, PG-13

Plus assorted musings and memes

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Looking back, did I write more fic than I thought I would this year, less, or about what I'd predicted?
Less than I predicted. I had two months were I didn’t write a blessed thing, and other months were I only got one or two things up. I had a bad couple of months this year, and that was not contusive to writing.

What pairing/genre/fandom did I write that I would never have predicted in January?
Well, when I started kicking around at comment_fic, I began writing fandoms I’d never even considered, including Castle, WALL-E, Toy Story, Star Trek: Voyager, CSI: NY, and Iron Man (movie). I also ventured out into Fringe fic this year, and did a lot more crossovers for a wide variety of fandoms than I have in the past.

What's my own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes me happiest?
Ten Miles High And Falling Fast, a Supernatural Dean/Castiel (NC-17) piece I did for tiptoe39’s birthday. I wrote that fairly quickly at a late hour of the night, but it came out very poetical and lovely.

What is my most popular story?
By comment count, I believe it’s For Medicinal Purposes, a Supernatural Sam/Dean fic (NC-17). It was a sexy little piece that bit my brain at work one day for no particular reason, and turned into this hot crack!fic that fills the plot hole of why the Supernatural boys always look pretty even though they’re getting beaten or clawed up every week.

Did I take any writing risks this year? What did I learn from them?
My foray into comment_fic was to see if I could train myself to write short stories, instead of everything turning into an epic in my head. It was after that that I began to get into the Last Author Standing communities, after I discovered that yes, it is possible to emotionally satisfy myself with short fic.

Do I have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
I still have things from Sweet Charity that I need to get done, and I still need to write that Sky High epic sequel that I meant to do this year and didn’t.

From my past year of writing, what was...
My Best Story:

Echoes of Me, Part 1 and Echoes of Me, Part 2 - This is a crossover between Criminal Minds and Dollhouse, a Reid/Echo story. I was bought to produce this for help_haiti, and though it took me a long time to do, I think it came out really, really well. This story was planned, plotted, discussed, approved, researched and written within an inch of its life, and I think it came out pretty sweet.

As a secondary choice for that: Get Your Money’s Worth - Heroes, Luke/Lyle, Claire, West, NC-17. The world-building I did for this slave!AU really made me happy, to the point of doing extras and a sequel, which isn’t something I always do.

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe:
The Brisbane Event. I wrote this Criminal Minds AU for the au_bigbang, which was why there wasn’t any fic in the months immediately preceding it. I was also in a big emotional downturn during much of my allotted writing time, so a lot of this fic was written during short time periods when I was actually motivated. Because I was Last-Minute Larry in writing it, my artist basically defaulted, I had very little time for it to be betaed, and I find myself editing it here and there even now. It contains a pretty drastic world change and a lot of OCs that I have had in my mind for years, and I’ve gotten very few comments on it. And when it was the dominating fic of my writing for three months, it is disheartening to realize that few found it to their taste.

Most Fun:
One of my comment fics, a Supernatural Sam and Dean for the prompt: the sum of all fears, clowns on a plane. Get These Mothertrucking Clowns off this Mothertrucking Plane!. Because that was a freaking hilarious prompt!

Most Disappointing:
Wildcat. This was a comment fic, where Sam is turned into a girl to be used as a virgin sacrifice, and Gabriel relieves her of her virginity to save her. It was supposed to be both funnier and sexier than I intended, and didn’t quite meet my expectations.

Most Sexy:
Another comment fic, for Dean/Cas, multiorgasmic men (Power and Light). I do love multiple orgasms, so this was right up my alley.

Story that made me cry:
Light Not Hidden Under A Bushel. Heroes, Micah and Monica trying to spread Christmas cheer during their first Christmas after Niki’s death. Not a huge sobbing story, but it does make me a little misty.

Story with the sweetest moment:
Strangely enough, Summer Storm. This was also a comment fic, with Janeway showing Seven of Nine the various seasons on the holodeck. It doesn’t hit you over the head with sugar, but the ladies have a real moment of connection together that really makes me say “aww.”

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:
I do have a lot of twisted, freaky stuff on my LJ, but probably the one with the most warnings on it for both physical and psychological “what? Seriously, what?” would be Pick Your Poison - Heroes, Nathan/Angela, NC-17. Angela manipulates Nathan into giving himself to her in order for him to spare Peter a worse fate. Yeah, it’s pretty fucked up. And it includes bondage, toys, Viagra, and all kinds of kinky, dubcon sexxors.

This year's theme and the story that demonstrates it most:
All things are good. All things are better together. I did a lot of crossovers this year, and dipped my toes in a lot of fandoms, and I found them fine. I am less afraid to cross fandom boundaries now!

Most Unintentionally Telling:
The Thrift Store. This is a short original fiction story I did for originalfic_las for the prompt “midlife crisis.” It’s a conversation between a rocking chair and a teapot. While this doesn’t have a lot of philosophy in it, it’s very personal in the fact that my whole family likes antiques and/or finding things at thrift stores, so it has some of my view on the value of things in our lives.

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