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End of the Year Meme, or My Fic in 2002
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seperis
Gakked from sparcck:

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?

More. Much more, with a pull toward longer fic that I've never really had this much of a thing for before.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2002?

1.)Lex Luthor/Pete Ross. Still unfinished, but I'm still thrown I even began it.

2.)Spiderman crossover, though since that's not posted yet, techically, it'll fall into next year's category, since I'm still editing. First, crossover. Never thought I'd do it. Second, slash crossover. See first. Third, Spiderman period. It hit me very oddly.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest.

None. All. It's hard. It's a mood thing. But today, In a Yellow Wood, because being able to openly AU from Vortex was incredible fun. And still is.

Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?

Lex/Pete -- that it was even possible. I'm not convinced, but I do mean to finish the story just to see how it turns out.

Lex/Chloe -- I did it for Vic's birthdayfic. I'm still not happy with it. Short of killing the characters involved, I have never written anything so depressing. It depresses me just to look at it.

Risks. Hmm. Besides equating snuggling with body art? *grins* I don't know. I think the riskiest thing I've done is the serial I'm doing right now. Originally, I wasn't going to write it like this, but it's turned out rather good for my self-disclipline--so much covered a day, balancing between character and plot, developing new or OC characters and worldbuilding at the same time. Making me work and not slack off, which I tend to do. It's requiring more focus and more effort and a LOT of attention to detail because I'm posting first drafts, so it has to be right the first time. I can't go back and say, right, I left THIS out of section three, which is necessary to understand section eleven coming up. So far, I haven't painted myself into a corner, and I am taking a LOT of relief from that.

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?

Finish Human!Clark. Finish Something Like Forgetting. Finish Seventy-Two Hours. Maul Isi until she gives me more Two Paths fic. Write and finish one full novel, though Jus is technically finished, I didn't plan originally on not including the epilogue, so I'm not sure it counts.

And maybe consider finishing something original and trying to do something with it, though God knows what.

Hmm. That enough? *g*

Recs:

Quick insta-rec, because this so much rocks.

That Old Schizophrenic Jealousy by Lenore. The way second person pov can be flawless and fabulous. This is so good I've read it four times already. WONDERFUL Clark. Just absolutely great, funny, HOT. Read it now.

More later. Back to self-discipline and cookie bars and coffee. And planning for New Years. Because People will be over here. I will deal beautifully. *grins and hugs everyone*


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And maybe consider finishing something original and trying to do something with it, though God knows what.

Write it. Submit it. Sell it. Publish it. Sell it again.

I'm buying...

Re: Original Fiction

Wow, that's so sweet. Thank you for the encouragement! *hugs*

I think the riskiest thing I've done is the serial I'm doing right now. Originally, I wasn't going to write it like this, but it's turned out rather good for my self-disclipline-- I can't go back and say, right, I left THIS out of section three, which is necessary to understand section eleven coming up.

This is much braver than I think I could be at this point. I would give up the first time I had a good idea that should have come much earlier. See, this is something you creatively learn about yourself, you know? That you can even do it. You never have to do it again, but knowing you can is so awesome. Wonderful. Good for you.

This is much braver than I think I could be at this point. I would give up the first time I had a good idea that should have come much earlier.

*sighs* I KNOW I'm going to realize really soon that I left off something important to the storyline and won't be able to get back and use it. *crosses fingers*

See, this is something you creatively learn about yourself, you know? That you can even do it. You never have to do it again, but knowing you can is so awesome. Wonderful. Good for you.

*blushes* Thanks. I'll know if I'm successful if I can finish it like this. *hugs*

That Old Schizophrenic Jealousy

Ain't it great?!? I think there's one spectacular second-person fic in each fandom. This might be it.

Katy, just rec'd it on her page, her oft-ignored journal, etc... glad we both have great taste, Jenn!

Re: That Old Schizophrenic Jealousy

*giglges* It's SUCH a good story! Gah. *shakes head* Just wonderful.

Lalalaladanceofhappiness

Finish Something Like Forgetting.


I wholeheartedly support this goal.

Going back to my dance of happiness.


Re: Lalalaladanceofhappiness

*dies laughing*

Yes'm.

hey :) just wanted to thanku so much for posting all those recs this year, all of them were awesome :) *thumbs up*

take care, happy new year, and i'll be looking forward to more wonderful recs for 2003 :)

Short of killing the characters involved, I have never written anything so depressing. It depresses me just to look at it.

Well, yeah. But its bleakness is of a piece, beautifully grown and developed and maintained, and the voices are so pure and true. I can believe this Chole and this Lex dealing in just this way, taking a bitter solace in each other for ideals lost and dreams awakened from... It's a gorgeous angst-feast and I love it. Yes, it's depressing, but it's so rich and rare. Thank you for writing it.

btw...I have a birthday coming up in September...

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