The year in (fic) review

  • Dec. 31st, 2006 at 5:29 PM
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Grabbed from [ profile] gehayi. I didn't write anything the entire first half of this year (thanks, 19 credit hours!), but I was relatively prolific for the second half. My goal for 2007 is to post at least one chapter or one-shot every month.

Favorite story this year: Immaculate. I had been kicking the idea around for about a year, but when I worked out the betrayals, it all came together wonderfully.

My best story this year: And Touch. I wrestled with this story way too long to actually like it, but technically I think it's the best piece I've written yet.

Most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: It's early to say for sure, but I suspect Edge of the Blade won't get too far, seeing as how it's a genfic about two tertiary characters who never interact in canon.

Most fun story: A Pirate's Life for Me, definitely. It popped into my head almost verbatim late one night, and I had to get out of bed to write it down.

Sexiest story: I didn't post it on this journal, or even under my own name, but I did eventually out myself, so: Soi Fong/riding crop/Renji. It has no plot and makes no sense, but it's hot while it's doing... whatever it is that it's doing.

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: After that Umbridge/Everybody fic I wrote in '04, I think the bar has been raised way too high. But Immaculate would probably qualify, as well as A Graveyard Outside Tandridge.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: Stories don't generally do this for me; if I don't have a strong perception of a character, I can't write them at all. AT did force me to think more about Luna and about the interaction between Hermione and Ginny. (Though I still fret about whether or not it was exactly right.)

Hardest story to do: And Touch, definitely. I had to make some major structural changes to my first draft, which included cutting a scene that I very much wanted to keep in. Angsting over this was what made me miss the [ profile] femgenficathon deadline.

Biggest disappointment: That AT was so horribly late, and that Beaky will never be part of a longer fic as I had once hoped.

Biggest surprise: Let the Rain Kiss You. I wrote it in about two days, just because the contest deadline got extended, and won the contest! Against porn!!

Most telling story: All of them. And Touch was about moving to a new place and starting my graduate degree. Immaculate was about my relationship with God. Yo Ho is about my pirate obsession ^_^. Let the Rain Kiss You and Edge of the Blade are both about how I connect (or fail to connect) with other people. Even if I don't consciously mean it to, everything I write is about me in some way.

A story I want remembered: Beaky. Because the world needs to know the truth of part-Veela!Snape.