Morgan Briarwood (briarwood) wrote,
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2010 Fic Round-Up

In January I posted Unearthed, a short HTLJ fic set in the present day. HTLJ was my first fandom online, and I miss it terribly. I don't think this fic is particularly great, but it was lovely revisiting my old muses for a while.

I also posted Don't Ask, Don't Tell an angsty Supernatural fic, set pre-series.

In February I didn't post any fics.

In March I posted Negotiation, my entry for [community profile] intoabar - a True Blood/Supernatural crossover. While I hated my assignment, mostly because it was so predictable that if I asked for True Blood I'd be assigned Eric, I really like this story.

In April I didn't post any fics.

In May I posted Trust Doesn't Rust, my entry for sncross_bigbang. This was Supernatural/Jennifer's Body and I had so much fun writing it!

I also posted Untaming the Wolf, an Oz-focussed BTVS vignette and No Place Like Home, a short SPN fic with a Jo/Ash there's one I never thought I'd write!

In June and July I didn't post any fics.

In August I saw Inception and immediately wrote To Drown In An Ocean Of Tears. I planned to follow it with lots more Inception fics, but the fandom got so huge my muse got scared off. I like small, friendly fandoms, I do! But I still have 3 in the WIP file, so who knows?

In September I posted The Haunting of Jessica Moore, my entry for [community profile] ladiesbigbang, a pre-series Supernatural story inspired by The Haunting of Hill House.

In October I posted just a snippet of a Haven/Supernatural crossover which at the time was Untitled.

In November I didn't post any fics.

In December I posted two short fics: A Single Star is fanfic for geonncannon's Riley Parra stories, and is a Christmas fic involving two things I would never normally write about: angels and childbirth. The things I'll do for a friend, eh? Persistence is a short H/C Sentinel fic set in my Predator 'verse.

I also posted Impulse, my entry for Yuletide. This is Vampire Diaries femslash (Bonnie/Caroline), with Caroline struggling to control her vampire instincts as they try to rebuild their friendship post-Masquerade.

My statistics:
Stories posted: 11
Gen fics posted: 4
Het fics posted: 4
Slash fics posted: 2
Femslash fics posted: 1
Total number of words: 98,212

My best story of this year:
In my opinion, The Haunting of Jessica Moore. It started as a simple riff of The Haunting of Hill House but it turned into something quite different. I'm really proud of it.

My favourite story of this year:
Trust Doesn't Rust. It began as a fun 'what-if' and ended up a complex AU based on SPN S5. I even managed to get a John cameo in there!

Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Hm. Well, Unearthed didn't get a single comment...but it's not my best work. So I guess that's fair.

Most fun story to write:
The Haunting of Jessica Moore. It was one of those stories that almost wrote itself, you know? Even though parts of it were really challenging.

Sexiest story:
I haven't written a lot of sex this year. I guess No Place Like Home wins by default.

Story with the single sexiest moment:
See above. Although for me the sexiest thing I've written in a long time is Dean singing Smells Like Teen Spirit in Trust Doesn't Rust.

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:
A Single Star. I do not do angels!

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Um...Impulse. I had to watch some episodes three or four times over to get the character voices right and in doing that I got to know them a lot better.

Hardest story to write:
Persistence. Because it's been a WIP forever and because returning to that 'verse wasn't easy, although once I was back in that headspace the writing went smoothly.

Biggest Disappointment:
The lack of comments on fics I felt really deserved them. Although it's largely my fault - I haven't really advertised my fics this year.

Biggest Surprise:
Writing Jo/Ash. Also the ending of that story. When I started it, I genuinely didn't realise they were in Heaven.

Most Unintentionally Telling Story:
I don't know. You'd have to tell me :-)

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
More, because I started the year thinking I'd have much less time to write than I ended up with.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2010?
Jo/Ash. Also Vampire diaries femslash.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I think The Haunting of Jessica Moore was a big risk for me in a way. I was writing for [community profile] ladiesbigbang so focussed on the female characters (in a notoriously misogynistic fandom!) and I was writing about the kind of relationships I've never really had. But it seemed to work out in the end.

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year:
I want to finish at least two of the fics mentioned in my last post.

Crossposted from my Dreamwidth journal. If you can, please comment there. comment count unavailable have commented.

Tags: fic:musings

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