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topaz119 ([personal profile] topaz119) wrote2015-01-29 02:53 pm

fic writing round up 2014

Yeah, yeah, it's almost February, I know, I know, but seriously, I only just got my Christmas tree down. And last week was #2Son's end of semester, so that vortex sucked enough of my brain power and mental stability that reading/watching new things were totally not happening, so the Wednesday book meme is a copy/paste of last week.

Plus, I've done this since 2004; I'm not letting being late stop me from starting my 2nd decade of round-ups.

Previous years: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

something you can hold onto === Thor / MCU, Clint/Darcy (~1100 words)

road-tested === Thor / MCU, Clint/Darcy (1000 words)

ask ourselves what road to take === The Avengers / Agents of SHIELD / Hawkeye, Clint/Coulson, background Tony/Pepper (47,200 words)

in deep with you darling === The Avengers, Thor, Clint/Darcy, background Jane/Thor (19,200 words)

losing control of the whole world (a guide to surviving thanksgiving at stark avengers tower) === The Avengers, Tony/Pepper, background Natasha/Clint (6800 words)

Plus, Halloween drabbles for [ profile] be_compromised's Trick-or-Treat meme and a bunch of comment fic for their 3-sentence fic challenge.

Plus, an exceedingly silly (but omg, so FUN) Jonathon Groff/Sebastian Stan gay-Disney-princes-in-love tumblr fic that is *completely* [ profile] blurintofocus's fault.

So, that's, hmm, ~75K words, not counting the drabbles or 3-sentence fic (or Groff & Stan), which is not all that much, but nothing I'm going to dismiss either.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you never would've guessed? Groff & Stan win here, lol.

What's your own favorite story of the year? ask ourselves what road to take, because I think I managed to merge almost everything in 3 different canons (except Audrey, sigh.) And it ate my brain.

Did you take any writing risks this year? No, not really. I was just having fun, you know?

My best story of this year: ask ourselves what road to take, because I think I managed to merge almost everything in 3 different canons (except Audrey, sigh.) And it ate my brain.

My most popular story of this year: ask ourselves what road to take -- the Clint/Coulson fandom is devoted.

Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion: Everything got love, even my holdover from pre-Phase 2 days of a holiday fluff wallow (losing control of the whole world (a guide to surviving thanksgiving at stark avengers tower))

Most fun story to write: something you can hold onto, because I saw the picture I linked in the story header and it suddenly occurred to me how much fun I could have with kidfic.

Story with the single sexiest moment: You know, I think the only sex I wrote this year was the one scene in ask ourselves what road to take where Phil tells Clint they're doing whatever Clint wants. That being said, I think it was a pretty good scene.

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: Oh, come on: gay Disney princes in love, right?

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: I'm not finished with this one yet, but in deep with you darling is me really trying to make Clint/Darcy work within the MCU, not just in that lovely fanon space that I used for all of the rolling stone stories.

Hardest story to write: ask ourselves what road to take -- it took months and months to get through it and I didn't have much brain power left even when I finished.

Biggest Disappointment: I really wanted in deep with you darling to have been done for the Marvel Bang, but obviously *that* didn't work. Also, I got to within a single square of actually having a bingo for [community profile] trope_bingo but didn't have the time/energy to get that final square.

Biggest Surprise: Still writing! Still plotting things out in the margins of my Moleskines during long, tedious design sessions.

Most Unintentionally Telling Story: road-tested -- The way pregnancy is written is so often so bizarre (not just in fic, but in professional fiction, too) -- I didn't set out to write a 'hey-it's-normal' theme but that's how it ended up.

Fic-writing goals for 2012: Last year I wrote 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!

And hey, I did get ask ourselves what road to take done! (and only slightly, irredeemably jossed with how I couldn't quite figure out how to work Audrey in.) I did get a little more done with the Steve/Natasha extension done and while Cap 2 did kind of joss it, really, all of Phase 2 jossed it and at least the relationship between Steve and Natasha in Cap 2 held with what I've been working on, so that's good.

This year is the year to actually finish that one, though. And finish the Darcy/Clint. And just keep writing and have fun. (oh, and keep working on squares from last year's trope_bingo, even though I'm way past the deadline, just because they're fun.)