2017 fic roundup
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 7:46 pm
Summary: This seems to be the year of writing in new fandoms.
(Here is last year's)
List of Completed Fics:
The Librarians: Dismantle the Sun
The Librarians: The Mystery of the Missing Horses
The Librarians/Doctor Who: Doctor, Doctor (Doctor, Doctor)
The Librarians: Conversation with Cal
Doctor Who/SJA: But First, Aliens
Doctor Who: Chocolate Cake, a Cardigan and a Coat
Star Trek TNG: Sand Sacrifice
Doctor Who: The Trip of a Lifetime
Spooks: The Better Bad
Spooks: Undercover Relationship
The Librarians: Unexpected Future
Doctor Who: Very Right
Star Trek TNG: Leading Lady
The Last Leg: Bromance, Showmance
Doctor Who: The Love of an Enemy
Blake's 7: Night of the Undead Science Project
Harry Potter: Coming Out (The Non-Binary Remix)
The Last Leg: Telling Mum
Doctor Who/SJA: Military Interference
Star Trek Enterprise: Bed of Roses
Star Trek Enterprise: Ghost in the Bathroom
Star Trek Enterprise: Memories of Home
Doctor Who/SJA: The Time Lady and the Lamp
Victoria: A Last Supper
SJA: Bloomin' Aliens
Carry On: Love Me, Love Me Not
Taskmaster: Hidden Clues
Total number: 27
Total word count: 36,941
Doctor Who: 8
The Librarians: 5
Star Trek Enterprise: 3
Star Trek TNG: 2
The Last Leg: 2
Blake's 7: 1
Carry On: 1
Harry Potter: 1
Characters who appear in more than two fics (because there were quite a lot who were in two):
Flynn Carsen: 4
Sarah Jane Smith: 3
Cassandra Cillian: 3
Compared to last year I wrote 11 more fics and about 14,000 more words! A whole lot of Doctor Who and The Librarians. That it's mostly gen surprises no one.
Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?
More! I had writer's block last year, which was broken by Yuletide, so then I signed up for a load of exchanges early in the year, so got a lot of writing done. Then was stopped by summer/too many exchanges.
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted last year?
I definitely wouldn't have predicted writing any Carry On fic because I hadn't heard of it before this summer.
What's your favourite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest.
The first TNG fic I wrote, Sand Sacrifice. I enjoyed writing in the fandom, and doing the research, and I enjoyed plotting it out.
Okay, NOW your most popular story.
Coming Out (The Non-Binary Remix) because it's Sirius/Remus and it's Harry Potter and it's a big fandom.
Story most underappreciated by the universe?
The Better Bad, which was quite literally only appreciated by lost_spook. If I'd got it finished when I first started writing it, not long after the Spooks film came out, I suspect people would have been more interested.
Story that could have been better?
If I can't say all of them, then maybe the shorter ones, because I feel like I could have done more with them.
My Missy/Master fic, Very Right which has actual sex in it, albeit not explicitly stated.
It's surprisingly hard to pick just one. I think maybe Bed of Roses, since it's Trip and T'Pol trying to deal with losing baby Elizabeth.
Chocolate Cake, a Cardigan and a Coat. Because cake!fic is not entirely serious to begin with, and it turns out that writing Sixie being generally over-confident is fun.
Story with single sweetest moment?
I think it's less the moment and more the fic: Bed of Roses which is a sweet moment between Trip and T'Pol, if a moment can be defined as a 555 word fic.
Hardest story to write?
Night of the Undead Science Project. I think mainly because I was struggling to find a way for Tarrant to be unexpectedly heroic and struggling to work out what to have instead of zombies.
Easiest/most fun story to write?
A Last Supper. So angsty. So much fun to write. (Looking back, I wrote quite a bit of angst this year) Also pretty much the opposite of everything in the Victoria fandom for Alfred/Drummond and I like being different.
Did any stories shift your perceptions of the characters?
Leading Lady. Before that I'd never have considered even reading Riker/Crusher, but resistate made such a good case that I wrote one and in doing so justified to myself how they could get together.
Most overdue story?
None, technically, but I really could have finished The Better Bad a lot closer to when I started writing it, which was just after the Spooks film came out.
Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I wrote a Last Leg one entirely in text messages (Telling Mum), the hardest part of which was the formatting. I learnt how to do fancy formatting (courtesy of people on AO3 spelling it out)
What are your fic writing goals for next year?
Write an IF fic. I have an idea, but have made my life hard by making lots of possibilities, all of which need writing out. Finish a 20,000 word Last Leg fic I started earlier this year. Try and write more long (for me) stuff - theoretically if I do it more it should get easier (even if I don't necessarily get any better at it).
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