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topaz119 ([personal profile] topaz119) wrote2014-01-05 09:58 pm

fic writing round-up 2013

Previous years: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |2004



In posting order (Links go to AO3)

...and we are nowhere, but, man, we're alright, MCU, Clint/Natasha, Tony, 4514words === A quick, light Clintasha fic for [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised's Hometown Challenge (where I appropriated DC for my hometown) and a fill for my [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo card.

sunday (past present), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Hunt/Brandt, ~5800 words === PWP, with bonus feelings. A little bit more of last year's Love and Other Mission Anomalies. Also, a fill for my [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo card.

Hurry Up and Wait, Avengers | MCU, Clint/Natasha, ~5800 words === A fill for the [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised's Valentine's Day promptathon -- Five times Steve waited with Clint or Natasha and one time they waited with him. It was fluffy, but I was writing on Valentine's Day.

all kinds of guns, Avengers | MCU, Darcy/Clint, ~4900 words === Another fill for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo and a little bit more of you need a rock, not a rolling stone.

First Year Down, Avengers | MCU, Steve/Tony/Pepper, Clint/Natasha, ~7200 words === WIP that I started right before IM3, so it's a little AU for that. Less than I thought it might be, though. Still working on it...

The Physicist and the Assassin, Avengers | MCU, Bruce/Clint, ~19,400 words === The [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fill that got completely out of control.

Bored Now, MCU, Clint/Coulson/Natasha, ~3000 words === Fluffy phone sex smut, a quick break from writing my [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang.

Come Near, Avengers | MCU, Clint/Natasha, ~25,000 words === My [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang and the Clint/Natasha I've wanted to write since approximately 3 seconds after the final-final end-of-credits scene went to black. It only took 2 years, yay?

ask ourselves what road to take, The Avengers / Agents of SHIELD, Clint/Coulson, ~5100 words (so far) === WIP as I'm trying really hard to bring both canons together before I get jossed by whatever *really* happened in Tahiti.


According to my AO3 stats, that's 80,500ish words, which doesn't count assorted comment fic memes, etc. Less than 2012, but I'm always happy just to see words on the screen.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you never would've guessed? Bruce/Clint, I guess? I mean, I like the pairing and what others have done with it, but I certainly didn't set out to write a Big Bang-length story for them.

What's your own favorite story of the year? Come Near -- I really wanted to write that one and I was super-happy to finally get it done.

Did you take any writing risks this year? I don't think so -- I feel like I was just cruising along, having fun.

My best story of this year: Come Near -- it was the one I cared about most and I think that showed.

My most popular story of this year: The Physicist and the Assassin, though all kinds of guns got a lot of love, too.

Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion: hmmm, I don't know this year. Nothing really fell off the radar, though I guess that First Year Down and its Steve/Tony/Pepper was probably a harder sell than the other 'ships.

Most fun story to write: and we are nowhere, but, man, we're alright -- I saw the hometown challenge and knew exactly where and what the characters would be doing. My only fuss was what I had to cut out -- I could have probably written their entire week of bumming around DC, but kept it short and sweet instead.

Story with the single sexiest moment: sigh, I can never tell about these things... I think, maybe Clint stopping in the middle of phone sex because Phil told him to wait while he dealt with a little mini-crisis?

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: I didn't really go off the deep end this year... My most oddball pairing was Bruce and Clint and that's only slightly odd in the overall MCU.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: While I think I finally nailed down my personal head-canon for Clint and Natasha in Come Near, I feel like what I wrote for the Steve/Tony part of First Year Down really made me think those two through in a non-fanon-enhanced way.

Hardest story to write: Come Near -- see above, re: it took 2 years to write.

Biggest Disappointment: I still have so many things in progress on my google drive. I wish I had more time/energy to devote to this lovely hobby I've stumbled into. So many from other fandoms, too...

Biggest Surprise: I'm still writing (overflowing with story ideas, for that matter) the Avengers and friends.

Most Unintentionally Telling Story: hmm, I wrote a lot of friends-to-lovers this year, which has always been one of my favorite tropes to write and read, but it's not usually this prominent in everything. So, since that's the central theme of Come Near, I'll name that one.

Fic-writing goals for 2012: Last year I wrote Finish things! Write the Kirk/McCoy Housesitter fusion before the next movie comes out. Really, seriously write a post-Avengers Clint/Natasha. Do something with the almost all the way but not quite there yet Steve/Tony/Pepper before IM3 messes with canon. Finish the Steve/Kono undercover fic. And the Jane-centric MI4 fic. And the Kirk/Pike/Gaila sequel to Shining On The Quay.

And hey, I did some of those things! And the rest of them are still there and have advanced a tiny bit even. So I'll keep that, and add: finish the Clint/Coulson AOS before I get jossed! and the Steve/Natasha extension of you need a rock, not a rolling stone before Cap 2 josses that totally!

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yeah, we'll see how that goes!
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[personal profile] sperrywink 2014-01-06 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
I like your goals!

And good job last year. 82k is amazing!