Total word count:
my ao3 stats say 213,050 words with probably another 20k or more of WIPs that are far from ready to be published. Holy crap that is a lot of words.
Fandoms written in: MCU with a few crossovers too.
Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
I wrote a lot more than I ever would have imagined I would write. One might even say a fucktonne more. I never predicted writing more than a few little drabbles and getting it out of my system. I only wrote a few short things to start with in December of 2012, so when I joined up to ao3 the second week of January 2013 I thought that would be it. The two tiny things I wrote and maybe a bit more, as I had signed up to the first round of Trope Bingo and I think that is what really was the beginning of my downward spiral.
What's your own favorite story of the year?
Rush verse is my favourite verse at the moment (closely followed by lay that pistol down and the only thing that's real). Rush started out as a little oneshot for a square on my first Trope Bingo card. Little did I know that the verse would keep whispering at me and I would end up writing the second chapter on my iphone while I vacation and deprived of the internets but at random coffee shops and while shuffling around the grocery story. The verse kept growing and despite my many arguments with Rush Verse!Steve it shifted to become more than just friends with benefits that sass each other and randomly spout Firefly refrences. It developed depth, feelings and love even if they are both too chicken shit and stubborn to say those three little words yet. I have been roughly mapping out the next chapter of the verse and hope to work on it sometime soon after Katy and I get the second chapter of and you know you're going to fall finished.
Did you take any writing risks this year?
Writing at all. Although I wrote some drabbles here and there for Tin Man fandom and some Supernatural ones for a sick friend it wasn't really until this past year that I threw myself into fandom and fanfiction the way that I did.
I still don't know how such an utterly crack ship such as Steve Rogers/Darcy Lewis would come to rule my life but it did and well I'm still amazed that a) I wrote so much and b) that anyone wanted to read what I wrote.
Oh and probably writing all the smut.
Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?
I have a huge WIP list and would like to get as many of those written as possible before my muse Sybil takes a hike.
My best story of this year:
I have no idea. I'm so bad a choosing the best thing of anything that I do.But I'll be stumbling away (Slowly learning that life is okay) is a fic that started from a song playing in a coffee shop. I thought it was ridiculous but it whispered at me so I had to write it and I'm glad I did. There are a lot of little moments that I love sprinkled throughout the fic, the friendship and the banter and I just love this verse.
My most popular story of this year:
Promises and Pie-crust has the highest number of kudos. Its the second story I started writing for the MCU, and the Steve/Darcy ship. It is unbeta'ed and riddled with tense changes and god knows what else. It's my goal for the new year, or at least one of them to go through it and dust it up a bit
and possibly write a tiny little epilogue and give Tony is damn pie.
Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Probably the brittle bones verse. Its not got the most kudos but I really loved the headcanon for Darcy in that and how she turned out to be both strong and vulnerable. I have a lot of feels for this Darcy and for Bucky and all the jumbled up emotions running through their friendship.
Most fun story to write:
Collaborating with Katy on the random and the ridiculous oneshots and and you know you're going to fall has been the most fun writing experience of anything. Seriously we are utterly ridiculous throwing ideas, gifs, quotes and random snippets of dialogue at one another.
As for things I've written on my own... well the electricity hitting metal oneshots have been pretty damn fun to write and kept me entertained in the writing of them.
Story with the single sexiest moment:
Hmmm I have written rather a lot of porn this year. My resolve to not write porn dissolved by the end of January last year. cause we are fires in the night or your will is not your own or Bored. Writing smut is hard. All writing is hard. Why the hell did I decide to take up this hobby again?
Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
If you have read more than one of my stories you will find that I really love to play with different facets of my characters beyond having fun with banter. I just love exploring little personality quirks and I love the duality of Steve Rogers vs Captain America so much. I love writing Steve so damn human. Its why I love the MCU version of Steve Rogers so very much, he is a little darker, a little more of an ass at times, and is a man not ruled by the propaganda but by his own heart.
I like how when it rains turned out in the end. It's only very short but Steve ended up being more vulnerable and broken with Darcy that I have ever written him before. I don't tend to write a lot of angst, its bad for my brainpan but I do like how that turned out in the end.
Hardest story to write:
Aside from ah, but it's cold outside not playing ball and needing a lot of rewrites I think the hardest story to write was the only thing that's real. It was meant to be a little oneshot inspired by one of V's graphics but my headcanon spiralled. As they often do. The Darcy in 'the only thing that's real' is broken, and much more complicated than any other of my Darcy's. She pushes boundaries, she doesn't really have any to speak of as she is putting the pieces back together to form some semblance of herself. She has trouble communicating at times and I just have so much love for the verse and that Darcy.
So much so that I plan on writing a sequel story. Possibly. Maybe. Its on the WIP list anyway.
I don't know that I have any big disappointments in the fic that I have written and posted, though I do feel some degree of guilt over the ones that I haven't get gotten around to writing.
That anyone would want to read my stories. I never expected them to be read and loved by anyone but myself. Then I went I found my soulmate and best friend because of writing them.
Story I haven’t yet written, but intend to:
So so so many WIPs I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe the damn steampunk plotbunny will finally give me more to work with than a few hastily scribbled notes in a journal. I just want to write all the AUs. ALL OF THEM.
((I have no idea where this meme originated I found it in my wanderings, saved it in a draft days ago.))